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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.

Request an Interlibrary Loan

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.

This equipment is 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.

Please note: the practice presentation and study 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.


Faculty Resources

Classroom Instruction

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 contact their Liaison Librarian for more information.

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.

Workshops for Faculty
The Library offers professional development workshops for faculty and staff. These workshops cover a wide range of topics relevant to teaching and learning.

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)

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

Rob Stere:

  • Allied Health and Nursing Fields
    • Medical Assist, Medical Imaging and Radiology, Physical therapy and Nursing
  • Social Sciences and Professional Studies
    • Business & Accounting, Information Technology, Psychology, Criminology and Legal Research

Shamim Rajpar:

  • Sciences
    • Science and Math
  • Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
    • English, Art/Music/Theatre, History, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and Religion, Education, ASL/EI
    • Connections
    • EN110 and EN111 for instruction requests
Placing Materials on Reserve
Mount Aloysius College professors can bring their own class material to the library in order to be put on reserve. Or they can call the circulation desk and request certain materials to be removed from the general circulating collection and be placed on reserve. After providing full name, course number, and course name, the book, article, or DVD in question will be placed 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. All Mount Aloysius College students must bring their ID when checking out or viewing reserved material.

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