The library is open to everyone and all may consult materials in the library or with library staff for help in using the collections or services.
Lending rules exist to ensure accessibility and sharing of library collections by all who need them.
View our Lending Rules.
What can I borrow?
Use your valid student/staff ID card, or community library card, to borrow thousands of books, magazines, videos, journal articles, curriculum support materials and more. Students and staff also have access to online articles and videos, and library equipment including; headphones, laptops, iPads, cameras, and much more. Items not available at MHC may be requested.
How long can I keep Library materials?
Loan periods for library materials are established to provide reasonable access to all members of the MHC community.
Books, Curriculum materials
Journals, Magazines, DVD's, CD's
Reserve items, Library equipment
May be borrowed for periods ranging from 2 hours to 1 week, depending on instructor's request or type of equipment
Library use only
How do I deal with library fines or lost books?
Library fines and lost fees are assigned to your library account when an item is not returned by its due date, is damaged, or lost.
Per Day (or portion of)
Circulating books, AV items, Curriculum materials
All fines accumulate per item.
Items with Holds
Replacement fees will vary depending on the value of the material(s), plus a $10.00 processing fee.
How do I avoid late fees and lost items?
What do I do if I feel a fine or fee was applied unfairly to my library account?
If you feel a fine and/or fee was charged unfairly, you should speak to a staff person at the Library Service Desk. A Fines Appeal Form is available online, or in paper at the Library Service Desk.
Reasons why fines cannot be appealed include, but are not limited to:
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