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Faculty Information

  • Reference assistance is generally available in the Coe Library from 8am until 9pm Mon, Tues & Wed, 8am--4:30pm Thurs and Fri. It is available in the McCarthy Library Mon--Thurs 8:00am--9pm, Fri 8am--4:30pm and Saturday 10am--6pm, as well as 10am-6pm the Sundays of Weekend College.

    Appointments for assistance at other times can be made by calling a Reference Librarian (Claudia Reed, Joseph Mehrez, Susan Shapiro, Marjorie Acevedo or Mary Kranz) and arranging a mutually acceptable time. E-mail and Telephone assistance are also available.

    Print materials for reserve are housed at the Circulation Desks in the two libraries. Reserve materials have a loan period of from 2 hours to one week.

    Overdues are charged at a rate of $2/hour. The loan period is designated by the course instructor. Student borrowing periods for other materials are as follows:

    Item Borrowing Period Fine Replacement Fee

    (CC) (DC) Books

    3 Weeks

    25 cents/day

    $35 +10

    (CC) Newer Periodicals

    2 Hours

    $2 per Hour

    $10.50 +10

    (CC) Older Periodicals

    3 Weeks

    25 cents/day

    $10.50 +10

    (DC) Periodicals

    3 Weeks

    25 cents/day

    $10.50 +10

    In addition to traditional collections of approximately 140,000 volumes and 1000 current periodicals subscriptions, the Mount St. Marys College Libraries provide access to a number of Web-based book and periodical resources, as well as to Link+, through which library patrons can borrow from the collections of approximately 85 libraries in California and Nevada.  Please consult our Library Webpages for up-to-date listings of resources offered.

    Inter-Library Loan/Document Delivery requests for materials not available in our libraries or through Link+ are handled by Joseph Mehrez, Susan Shapiro, Mary Kranz, Marjorie Acevedo and Claudia Reed.  Inter-Library Loan requests are mostly available within 2 weeks. Document Delivery articles are available within 1 week.

    Print reserve requests on the Chalon Campus should be submitted to Alice Lee. Processing time is 48 hours.

    Print reserve requests on the Doheny Campus should be submitted to Lodean Beatty. Processing time is 48 hours.

    Libraries' computers are intended for Reference and Research use but may also be used for word-processing, e-mail, and other purposes.  Additional computers are available in the Chalon Campus Instructional Media and Technology Center and other OIT administered Computer Labs.

    Media materials are administered by the Instructional Media & Technology Center located on the 2nd floor of the Coe Library. This is a non-Library facility under the direction of OIT.

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