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Inter-library Loan

Materials that are not available in the Mount Aloysius College Library collection can easily be requested from another library.

You should use inter-library loan to request books that are not available in MountLink.

Copies of periodical articles that are not available in the Mount Aloysius College Library may also be ordered through ILL. Check Journal Finder on the Library Databases page before submitting your request.

Please supply your college email address when filling out the form as this is how you will be notified that your materials have arrived. Items may be picked up at the Library Circulation Desk.

The Mount Aloysius College Library provides interlibrary loan access to the holdings of other libraries nationwide through a vast electronic network. This service is available to Mount Aloysius students, faculty and staff only. Although there is no charge for this service, costs levied by supplying libraries will be passed on to the person requesting an item. Every effort is made to obtain items from libraries that do not charge.

Most interlibrary loan requests are filled within a week to ten days although in individual cases the time could be longer. Plan ahead and place requests as soon as possible.

Interlibrary loan requests can be submitted either electronically or in hard copy. Request forms are available in the Library at both the Circulation and the Reference Desks and can be returned at each of these service points. Whichever format you use, it is a good idea to retain copies for your own records.

NOTE: Mount Aloysius College Library does not borrow or purchase dissertations for library patrons.  Please use Dissertation Express in order to purchase a copy of a dissertation.

Room/Space Reservation

Practice Presentation Room –  The room features a 42 inch monitor that can be hooked up to a laptop and which will display whatever is on the laptop’s screen.  Students can gather as a group or individually to plan and then practice their presentations using the monitor to display PowerPoint presentations, pdfs or even movies.Unlike the other Group Study Rooms, the Practice Presentation Room will be available on a reservation basis.

Video Editing Workstation – This machine fast, has great graphics and is equipped with Adobe products to help you complete your video project. The library staff can provide you with editing assistance which you can request upon arrival.

Study Rooms

There are three study rooms on the first floor of the Library. These rooms are ideal for students who need to study together or who are working on a class project. Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis with faculty receiving first priority. Students cannot reserve these rooms in advance. No sign in of the room is required.
Reserve Materials

Reserves are items (books, articles, videos, etc.) that Mount Aloysius students need for class assignments. Professors have asked that these materials be removed from the general circulating collection and be placed on reserve in a special area behind the circulation desk. Reserve materials are assigned special loan periods. They are: two hour library-use-only, overnight reserve, three-day reserve, one-week reserve and thirty-day reserve. A Mount Aloysius College student ID is required to check out reserves.

Laptop Loans

Students may borrow laptop computers that have been purchased with funds made available thorough the Perkins Grant Program.  The loan period is seven days or for two hours at a time.  Please see the laptop policy for further details.

This equipment is available at the Circulation Desk.

Media Materials & Equipment

The Library’s collection of VHS tapes is located in the Information Technology Center (ITC).  DVDs and CDs are kept at the Circulation Desk.  These materials may be signed out by faculty for a period of one week and may be renewed. Student borrowing is limited to forty-eight hours with no renewals.

Televisions equipped with VHS and/or DVD players are located in each of the four study rooms (first floor) for use by those individuals who wish to view items that have been placed on Reserve by a faculty member and which do not circulate.  Check with the Circulation Desk for this service.

Back issues of some magazines and newspapers are stored in in the Reference area in microform format, either as microfilm and microfiche.  Older issues may be in storage.  Ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance in retrieving these issues. A reader/printer is available for viewing and making paper copies of these microforms. Copies are ten cents per printed page.

Faculty Resources

Classroom Instruction

Information Literacy Seminars are available on a variety of levels and are tailored to the specific needs of the course and assignment. To schedule one of these instructional sessions, instructors can use this link or can call the Reference Desk at 886-6478.

Library classes can be scheduled as far in advance of the session as the instructor prefers. To insure your preferred date, make your request as soon as possible. Seminars must be requested at least 24 hours in advance.

For iPad or technology sessions, please use this form.  Sessions can be tailored to your needs.

Learning Commons Report Request

This form is used to request specific information about a student’s tutoring record. Please allow 3-5 days for processing. Due to FERPA restrictions information may not be available for all students. If you are requesting 20 or more reports, please contact Theresa Spanella directly. Otherwise, submit one form per request.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Course Number

Student Name

Student ID Number

Date Report Needed By

Specific Information Requested
(Example: Tutoring Attendance for NU220 between July 6th and Aug 4th)

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Library Liaisons

Subject Liaisons /Librarians can help you with course specific information literacy sessions, subject specific reference questions, collection orders in your subject area, and generally keeping you informed about library resources and services.  While you may contact any library staff member with a question, think of your liaison as you individual go to person for anything library related.

Faculty and Staff Teaching and Learning Workshops

The library is piloting professional development workshops for faculty and staff this fall.  These workshops cover a wide range of topics relevant to teaching and learning.

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