Meeting and Study Rooms

Faculty and student organizations may reserve rooms for official use. All other use is first come, first served. When making a reservation, please include the name of your group and the number of people attending.

Conference & Meeting Rooms

  • The conference room on the lower level of the library is equipped with a large table and 16 upholstered armchairs, whiteboards, and a large screen monitor with the internet, DVD, and computer connections. The conference room is accessible by elevator.
  • Small conference room with audio set-up including a turntable.
  • Large workroom with 10 – 3’x6′ tables, large enough for classroom or workshop use.
  • Other small conference rooms for 4-6 people.

Check for availability

Meeting Rooms

  • The Library has several meeting/conference rooms that provide space for six to eight people. Rooms are located on both the lower and upper-level floors. Reservations for committees, boards, or campus groups can be made by completing the reservation form or contacting the library office for availability. See a map for room locations.
  • These rooms are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis when not reserved for campus organizations.

Check for availability

Listening/Viewing Rooms

  • On the lower level of the library, there are listening/viewing rooms furnished with TV/VHS/DVD combo players. These rooms are available during regular library hours. CD & DVD players are available at the circulation desk for check out.
  • No reservations are necessary.

*Children are welcome in the library. However, for safety reasons, we ask that children 14 and under be accompanied by an adult.


Black & White Copier

  • A self-service, black/white photocopier is located on the upper level of the library.
  • Copies are 10 cents each.
  • Change can be made at the circulation desk.
  • Documents can be scanned to a USB drive or email address at no charge.

Microfiche and Microfilm

  • A microfiche and microfilm reader/printer is located in the Audiovisual Room.
  • Copies of articles can be printed from this machine for 10 cents a copy.


Printers in the library are connected to the college network and require a username and password. Please ask in the library office about printing for visitors.

Student Printers

  • The library currently has the following printers available for the MLC campus family. In order to print from these printers, you must have an MLC login & username.
    • Two HP LaserJet 4050 Series PCL6 (black & white) printers are located on each floor.
      • Upper level near the computers.
      • Lower level in the Group Study Room.
    • HP M551 (color) printer
      • The color printer is located on the upper level of the library by the computer stations.

Makerspace Resources

The Makerspace is located on the lower level of the library and offers many services for faculty, students, and community members. Many of the services are free, but some have a charge to cover the cost of the materials used.

Items Available for Loan

  • Camera tripods.
  • Projectors: film, slide, filmstrip, opaque, overhead.
  • Projection screen: portable.
  • Audio/video equipment: tape recorder/players, CD/Boombox, VCR players, and DVD players.

Makerspace Services

  • Laminating – up to 27″ wide material, any length.
  • Dry mounting (photos, art prints).
  • Poster making – 8 1/2 x 11 sheets enlarged to various sizes up to 25 X 36 (single color printing includes black, green, blue, red).
  • Die-cuts for alphabet letters and shapes, with six unique types and sizes of letters and over 100 curriculum-related shapes.
  • Aids for producing classroom materials, such as paper cutters, markers, crayons, scissors, and paper supplies in smaller sizes.

Check with the Media Specialist for details by phone (354-8221, ext. 242), or stop in the Makerspace/Media Center office on the lower level.

Library Computer Workstations

Eight computers are located on the upper level of the library with printing availability. Nine computer stations are located on the lower level in the Group Study Room. There are individual stations as well as large monitors and tables in the group study area. MLC students, faculty, and staff should contact Network Services at 354-8221 ext.100 or with network or computer issues.

Public Computer Use

Computers with internet access are available to the general public. Ask at the circulation desk for username and password information.


All computers are connected to a network black/white and colored printer. Printing to the network printers is deducted from the student patron’s network printing account.

Color Printing

Color printing is available for 8 1/2 x 11 plain paper. The color printer is located at the computer stations on the upper level.

MLC Library Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable use of the MLC network is based on common sense, common decency, and civility applied to the network computing environment. Use the college’s computing resources and facilities for legitimate college-related purposes. Show courtesy in sharing computer time. Give priority to the classroom and school-related projects.

Misuse of Computers*

  • Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Using the network for any purpose which violates federal/state laws.
  • Using the network for commercial purposes.
  • Misrepresenting your identity in the use of the network.
  • Using an IP address not assigned to you.
  • Sending or storing patently harassing, intimidating, abusive, or sexually explicit material.
  • Intercepting or altering network packets or data transmissions.
  • Causing congestion on the network through activities such as propagating ‘chain letters’, ‘broadcasting’ messages to groups or individuals, and playing of interactive network multi-user games.
  • Copying, storing, and/or distributing copyrighted materials without appropriate authorization. Unauthorized copying may constitute plagiarism or theft.
  • Unacceptable uses of the network may result in reprimand, loss of Internet access, loss of your network account, or other disciplinary actions.

*From The Knight’s Daybook pages 30-31.

For more information and help with computer access contact Network Services Office (WCC 293).

Wireless Network

Network Services maintains 3 wireless networks in public locations (Library, LSC, WCC Lobby and Dorm Lobbies) and has been expanding to the academic classrooms on campus. There currently is no campus wireless network in individual dorm rooms.

  • The MLC Guest WLAN is an unsecured connection available to anyone on campus. It allows access to the internet. Ask any faculty member, the receptionist, or contact Network Services for the current password. They can access the current passcode by visiting the Network Guest Codes page on the MLC Portal. All computing devices with a web browser are supported on this network.
  • The MLC Student WLAN and MLC Academic WLAN are secured (encrypted) connections for faculty, staff, and students. It requires a Novell username and password to connect and provides access to the internal Novell network as well as the internet.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Network Services.

Academic Success Center

Located in the library, the Academic Success Center (ASC) is open during library hours. The ASC offers arrangements for tutors and practice exams for licensure.

Tutoring Services

Martin Luther College provides a free tutoring service for all MLC students who are in need of help in any subject area. This service is provided by the Academic Success Center located on the upper floor of the library across from the library offices.

MLC provides a writing center for students –  more information.

If you are in need of a tutor contact the ASC Director, Mr. Randy Cox; or (507) 354-8221 ext 200

MTLE Tests

The ASC has copies of the MTLE study books on reserve, at the Circulation desk. Materials may be checked out for two hours. Special arrangements can be made. Contact one of the librarians for help.

Basic Skills Test Links