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The Library at Mount Aloysius College is a modern 31,000 square-foot facility that was opened in 1995. The collections provide users with access to over 85,000 bound volumes and over 15,000 current print and electronic journal subscriptions. The facility includes a state-of-the-art computer lab (Buhl Computer Lab), Law Library, group study rooms, the Ecumenical Studies Center, and the Information Technology Center.
The Library provides access to its collections through Mountlink, an online catalog. Database access is provided through the Mount Aloysius College website. Access to the collections of other libraries is provided through the Library’s Interlibrary Loan program, and through memberships in regional and national resource-sharing consortia. The Library has a high-speed wireless Internet connection available at public terminals and throughout the facility. There are ten computer terminals, a printer and a photocopy machine on the main floor of the Library. Laptops for in-library use are also available for check out at the Circulation desk.
The circulation desk is located directly inside the main door of the Library. It is staffed during all hours of Library operation. The circulation staff provides general information as needed and manages the circulation of books and other materials. Books can be returned to the Library after hours by using the book drop located to the right of the front entrance. After presenting their current College photo ID, patrons may check out books for 30 days with one renewal. At the circulation desk patrons may also borrow reserve materials, and access back issues of local and national newspapers. Fines for overdue books are 10¢ per day and for laptops overdue fines are $25 per day.
The Library staff takes an active role in the instructional and research programs of the College, assisting students in the effective use of available resources. Through reference service and in-class information literacy instruction professional librarians assist students in developing and refining the information skills necessary for academic success and lifelong learning. At the reference desk service is provided on a one-on-one basis, either walk-in or by appointment, by phone at 814-886-6478 and by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If you cannot find what you need within the Mount Aloysius College Library you can borrow from other libraries without leaving the campus. ILL services are provided for Mount Aloysius College students, staff and faculty who need books or periodical articles not available in the Library collection. Cooperative arrangements make ILL possible from 40,000 public, university, and special national libraries. ILL requests may be submitted in person at the Circulation or Reference Desk, or online via the Library website. Requests for books may be placed directly using the EZBorrow link via the Library website.
Buhl Computer Lab
The Buhl computer lab is a modern classroom with video-conferencing capability located on the lower floor. The computer lab houses 31 networked computers and is available to students when not in use for instructional purposes.
The Law Library, located on the second floor adjacent to the Library classroom, houses reference and circulating resources for legal studies and related disciplines.
Ecumenical Studies Center
The Ecumenical Studies Center is located on the lower floor and houses more than 18,000 books, audio visual materials, pamphlets, and artifacts on theology, religion, philosophy and related subjects. This collection has the potential to create sharing across denominations and religious traditions. The collection was made possible by the generous donation of Rev. Gerald L. Myers.