MCC Library Mission: The Libraries support the MCC mission by providing services and resources that strengthen and enhance instructional services.
- Provide library instruction for finding and evaluating information resources in class or in a one-to-one environment
- Recruit, hire and retain a knowledgeable staff of effective, caring, service-oriented professionals
- Acquire and organize collections of material and information in print, non-print and digital formats to support the MCC curriculum and life-long learning
- Provide optimum facilities for individual study, group work and research needs
- Provide interlibrary loan services to expand local resources
Who may borrow material from MCC-Longview Library
- Currently enrolled credit students with no outstanding fines or overdue books.
- Students, faculty and staff members of any of the Metropolitan Community College Campuses
- Students and faculty of MOBIUS institutions.
- Persons not affiliated with MCC may borrow MCC-owned materials through their public library's interlibrary loan department.
|Periodicals:||Library Use Only|
|Reference Books:||Library Use Only|
|Reserve Items:||Designated by Instructor|
Books may be renewed two times unless there are outstanding requests.
|Circulating Books||$ .10/day|
|Reserve Items||$ 1/day|
|Interlibrary Loan Books||Varies|
|Reserve Items||Designated by Instructor|
NOTE: Student records will be restricted until all fines are paid.
Kansas City Cluster $75
ILL & Statewide MOBIUS $120
69 Student access computers are available for research purposes. Most are also equipped with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and DVD players and may be used to complete library research projects. Library computers are not intended for recreational use and students are required to follow the college Acceptable Use Policy. No refunds are made for user printing errors.
Wireless High Speed Access
A wireless high-speed Internet connection is available to students in the library. Students will need a personal laptop with wireless capability.
More than 40 databases on a variety of subjects are available to be accessed either in the library or from remote locations. These electronic databases include full-text articles, and abstracting and indexing from thousands of journals and newspapers. More than 1,400 web-sites have been selected and cataloged into easy subject categories and may be searched from the library homepage under Web Links.
Many Longview Community College faculty members place items on reserve in the library. The faculty members designate the loan periods and use restrictions; some may be for library use only. Faculty members follow copyright laws when placing items on reserves. Reserve items may include supplemental readings as well as DVDs. Reserve items are listed in the online library catalog. A current student ID card is necessary to use reserve materials.
Print resources from the other Metropolitan Community College campus libraries are
available through the Kansas City online catalog. Kansas City is part of the MOBIUS
consortium of Missouri academic libraries.
Any current MCC student or employee may request library materials directly through either the Kansas City catalog or the MOBIUS sites.
Interlibrary loan requests for books not found in the MCC, Kansas City or MOBIUS catalogs may be placed through the Longview Library.
Periodical, magazine and newspaper articles not owned by Longview Library may also be requested.
Please call the reference desk at 816.604.2268 for help with research assignments, online resources and other reference questions.
Information Literacy Instruction and Tours
Faculty members may contact the library reference desk to schedule an information literacy instruction and/or tours. 48-hour notice is needed for adequate preparation. Please submit a class assignment before each instruction. All information literacy instructions take place in the Library, room 115 unless other arrangements are made.
Reference by Appointment
Students who need more in-depth reference assistance may request a Reference-by-Appointment session. This is a half-hour, one-on-one research assistance session with a reference librarian. The librarian will guide you through resources that might be useful for your assignment, suggest alternative search terms for your topic and assist you with the interlibrary loan process. RBAs are by appointment only and require 48 hours notice. To schedule: contact the library reference desk at 816.604.2268.
Longview Community College Library complies fully with all of the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C.) and its amendments. The library supports the Fair Use section of the Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. 107) which permits and protects citizens' rights to reproduce and make other uses of copyrighted works for the purposes of teaching, scholarships and research.
Since the library makes no effort to collect at the research level, and usually does not provide materials to support faculty and staff pursuing advanced degrees, interlibrary loan and document delivery will be utilized to provide materials outside the scope of the library's collection.
Use of Computers
Computer users are required to follow the MCC college use guidelines and the Morenet acceptable use policy. Computers are for research and course assignment use. Refunds are not made for user printer errors.
Copy machines are provided for the purpose of copying items that are Library Use Only as well as other material. Cost is $.10 page.
As institutions of higher education, the Metropolitan Community Colleges attempt to provide environments, which promote learning for the students that are served. The library environment normally is not an appropriate place for children. Library staff may request that children be removed from the library, if necessary. Leaving your child unsupervised in the library while you are in class could place your child at risk. Therefore, students are prohibited from leaving a child unattended. Unattended children will be reported to the campus police and the parent/guardian responsible could face disciplinary action.
Cellular Phones and Pagers
Classrooms, labs, and areas designated for studying should be free of distractions. Therefore, the use of cellular telephones, pagers or audible signaling devices in such areas is not allowed.
No food or drinks are allowed in the library. An exception is made for water in a container with a lid. Please confine all other eating and drinking to the designated areas in other campus buildings or outside of the library.
All campus buildings are smoke free. There is to be no smoking or use of chewing tobacco by students, employees or visitors in any building including the library.