The MVCC Libraries strive to provide students, faculty, and staff with access to excellent information resources and services. The primary focus of the collection and primary function of the library staff is to support the teaching, learning and recreational interests of the College community as well as to promote information literacy.
Students may communicate with librarians for research assistance in multiple ways, including via chat, text, phone, email, Facebook, as well as by in-person contact with a librarian on campus. Librarians are available during open hours for individual and group instruction. A quality instructional program designed to assist students in learning how to conduct research and develop information literacy skills is also provided.
Students can access resources through the library website (http://www.mvcc.edu/library). All books, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs, and most electronic books, are listed in our online catalog; a list of our magazines and journals is available as well. The Libraries’ 114 online databases are available to current students both on-campus and off-campus, the latter requiring only logging on with a college user name and password. Additionally, the library website provides access to research guides (LibGuides), a new acquisitions list, library information, and links to web resources. The Libraries on the Utica and Rome campuses have a combined collection of 98,450 print volumes, 4,814 audiovisual items, 461 print periodical titles, and 105,147 unique electronic periodical titles, as well as over 278,000 electronic books (ebooks). In addition, students and faculty have access to over 88,000 audiovisual resources through streaming video platforms.
Highlights of MVCC Libraries
Available at both campus libraries
- Wi-Fi for students and faculty
- Public computers with Microsoft Office Suite
- Interlibrary loan to obtain books or articles not owned by MVCC Libraries
- Private study rooms
- Copy machine
- Book return boxes located outside of the library
Utica campus library
- Microfilm/microfiche reader and printer
- Audiovisual room with TV and DVD/VHS player
- Black & white printers
Rome campus library
- Color and black& white printers
- Fireplace with a comfy sitting area
Both Libraries operate on an abbreviated schedule during vacation periods and summer months, and on an extended schedule during exam periods. Notice of changes in library hours is posted in the Libraries as well as on the Libraries’ website and Facebook page.
The MVCC Libraries strive to be a vital part of the campus community, enhancing faculty instruction, meeting student research needs, and offering resources for leisure and lifelong learning moments.