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Library Collections



The library maintains a collection of non-circulating paper-format and e-book format reference titles such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, and atlases.


There are over 35,000 books that may be circulated for loan, representing all subject areas taught at the College, arranged in Library of Congress classification order.


The library subscribes to 62 paper-format journals, magazines and newspapers. Current issues are kept on display. Past issues are filed alphabetically on the movable stacks in Study area. An inventory of holdings is kept at the Reference Desk. The library also provides an Electronic Periodical Collection.


The library subscribes to a number of online databases that provide citations of journals, books, newspapers and other publications as well as full text articles and other data. All the databases can be accessed off-campus, 24/7. A complete listing of the databases may be found at Library Databases.


E-Book collections are available 24/7 through EbscoHost and Springer.  To access the collection off-site please use your MYMSJC Blackboard User name and Password, or access the collection through "Student Tools" tab available from your personal Black Board page.


The library maintains a collection of instructional audiovisual materials, primarily DVDs, arranged in Library of Congress classification order at the Circulation Desk. Instructors may check audiovisual materials out for classroom viewing or preview, students may check out these materials for 2 hours for viewing in the library.


Instructors may place materials such as supplementary readings, lecture notes in the Reserve Collection. RESERVED MATERIALS - checkout for 2 hours library use only.

Textbook Collection

The library does not purchase current textbooks.  Check with your Instructor to see if he/she may have placed a copy of a current textbook in the library.  If so, check the textbook shelf near the the Reference Desk in the library.  Textbooks are shelved  according to subject, class number, and instructor, and are available for library use only.  TEXTBOOKS may not be taken from the library.