If you need assistance finding information for your research project or assignment, a librarian can assist you in various ways. You can get help from a librarian whether you are or on or off-campus.
Ask a Librarian
Call the Reference Desk during library hours. Call 860.512.2883.
Ask a Librarian. Virtual librarian service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on Ask A Librarian 24/7 on the MCC Library webpage.
Face to face. Visit us at the Reference Desk during library hours.
Get help from:
The Academic Support Center - http://www.manchestercc.edu/current-students/resources/academic-support-center/. The Academic Support Center can equip you with the right strategies needed to improve your skills in writing, critical thinking, studying, mathematics, or course content.
ETutoring - http://www.etutoring.org/
|As a participant in eTutoring, you could have access to:|
|Our Online Writing Lab where you can submit a draft of your paper to a tutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive your work back with a tutor's response within 24-48 hours.
Note: Our eTutors will not edit, correct, or rewrite your paper, but will help you improve your work and writing skills.
|Live Tutoring where you can meet with a tutor in one-on-one tutoring sessions via a fully interactive, virtual online environment.|
|Offline Questions where you can leave a specific question for an eTutor who will respond within 48 hours.|
Inter-library Loan (ILL) is a service through which materials from other libraries may be borrowed.
This service is available to all Connecticut residents who own a MCC library card.
Materials available to borrow include books, periodical articles, Eric documents,music scores, and some audiovisual materials may be requested.
Complete volumes/issues of periodicals, some audio-visual materials and materials that are non-circulating or in high demand are not available for inter-library lending.
The time taken to receive an inter-library loan is affected by numerous factors, most of which are beyond the library's immediate control. Usually, it takes 1 to 3 weeks to receive a book and 4 to 10 days to receive a periodical article.
Lending libraries determine the loan period of their materials, fines as well as whether or not the renewals are allowed. A renewal request should be made 2 days prior to the due date written on the yellow slip.
There is no charge for routine use of this service. However, if costs for a loan or photocopy exceed what is customary and usual for the library, we will contact you to ask if you would be willing to pay before the item is requested.
We will contact you by phone or email as soon as we receive the material. You may pick up and return the material at the MCC Library circulation desk during our regular hours. If the book is not picked up before the due date, it will be returned to the lending library.
For articles and audiovisuals - http://www.manchestercc.edu/library/interlibrary-loans/periodical-request-form/
*The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the Law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the Copyright Law.