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The Mount Aloysius College Library offers a wide array of services to meet the needs of its many college patrons. The following services are available to all MAC students, faculty and staff through the College Library.

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is available to request books that are unavailable in MountLink. Copies of periodical articles that are not available in the Mount Aloysius College Library may also be ordered through ILL. Be sure and check the Journal Finder on the Library Databases page before submitting your request, to determine if the article you need is already available in one of our databases.



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Every effort is made to obtain loans and photocopies. However, in certain cases, other Libraries may charge to fill Interlibrary loans. If necessary, are you willing to pay for this loan?

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The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish 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. Mount Aloysius College reserve the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the Copyright Law.

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Audio/Video Loans

The Library’s collection of DVDs and CDs are kept at the Circulation Desk. These items may be checked out by students for up to three days at a time with no renewals. Faculty and staff may check out these items for one week with renewals upon request.

A television equipped with a VHS and DVD player is located in Study Room #1 (first floor) for use by those individuals who wish to view items that have been placed on Reserve and which do not circulate.  Check with the Circulation Desk for this service.

Laptop Loans

Students may borrow laptop computers. The loan period is seven days (external) or for two hours at a time (in house).  Copies of the laptop policy form are available at the Circulation desk.

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iPad Loans

Students may also check out iPads that have been purchased with funds made available thorough the LSTA Grant Program. The loan period is two hours (in house use only). Faculty and staff may check out and take iPads off campus for up to seven days. Copies of the iPad policy form are available at the Circulation desk.

Reserve Materials

Reserves are items (books, articles, videos, etc.) that Mount Aloysius students need for class assignments. Professors have asked that these materials 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.

Room Use

Practice Presentation Room – This room features a 42-inch monitor that can be connected to a laptop and which will display whatever is on the laptop’s screen. Students can use this room to display presentations, pdfs, or even movies. Many use it to practice group or individual presentations. Like the study rooms, this room is available on a first come, first served basis.

Study Rooms – There are three quiet 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 for the room is required.

Quiet Work Area – A room near the Reference desk intended for quiet study. There are several study computers available for student use within this area.

Please note: the practice presentation, study, and quiet work area rooms are sometimes used for testing sessions, Learning Commons workshops, Supplemental Instruction Sessions, and meetings for faculty and staff. When possible, staff will place signs outside rooms that are reserved for these purposes.

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