College Libraries

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.

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 by clicking here.  All books, (print and electronic), periodicals, audiobooks, DVDs are listed in the online catalog. Students can renew materials online by signing into their library account with their M number and 6-digit pin.The Libraries’ 119 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), library information, and links to web resources. 

The Libraries on the Utica and Rome campuses have a combined collection of over sixty thousand print volumes, 3,700 audiovisual items, 255 print periodical titles, and about 75,000 unique electronic periodical titles, as well as 300,000 electronic books. In addition, students and faculty have access to over 59,000 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
  • Scanner
  • Book return boxes located outside of the library

Utica campus library

  • Microfilm/microfiche reader and printer
  • Black & white printers
  • Fax

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.