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Circulation Loan Lengths

Books in the general collection may be checked out for a four-week period. Periodicals may be checked out for one week. Local history reference materials may not be checked out. You will need your current MAC student ID or your community borrower card with you in order to check out library materials.

Students may have twenty library items checked out at any given time. Students are limited to three DVDs, three music CDs, three audiobooks and three popular reading books. All circulating items may be renewed if there are no holds or overdue fines on them. If they are not overdue, items may be renewed two times using MAC's online catalog's "View Your Own Record" or in person at the Circulation Desk. However, if the items are overdue, they must be brought to the circulation desk to be renewed.

From time to time, instructors place materials on reserve for their students' use, therefore, loan periods are determined by the instructor. Checkout periods may be one hour in library use only, two hours, overnight, two days or one week.

All reserve items are located behind the circulation desk (your current MAC student ID is needed to check out these items).

Community Library Cards

Non-students who are age 18 or older may acquire a community borrower's card entitling them to Library privileges. Community borrowers may have a total of 10 items checked out.

In-district residents may obtain a community borrower's card for $10 (non-refundable). Individuals living in the following school districts are considered in-district for a Library community borrower's card:

  1. Bismarck R-V, Bismarck
  2. Central R-III, Park Hills
  3. Farmington R-VII, Farmington
  4. Fredericktown R-1, Fredericktown
  5. North County R-1, Bonne Terre
  6. West County R-IV, Leadwood

Out-of-district residents may also acquire a community borrower's card for $15(non-refundable).

For more information, please view the Library Guide for Community Borrowers.

The computers have Internet access and a network printer. Patrons may use computers to research and check college email. Printing is 10 cents a page and may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.
Library Staff

Melissa Hopkins
Library Director/Cataloger

MA, Library and Information Science,
University of Missouri - Columbia

BS, Elementary Education,

Central Methodist University

Ryan Harrington
Instructional Librarian

MS, Educational Technology,

University of Central Missouri

BS, Elementary Education,
Central Methodist University

Jolyon Hall

Circulation Assistant - Evenings

M.Ed., Elementary Administration,

William Woods University

BSW, Social Work,

Harding University

Lindsey Kelley
Circulation Assistant - Evenings

AA, Mineral Area College
BA, English,
Webster University

Sheryl Rowden

Circulation Assistant - Days

MS, Special Education,

University of Missouri - St. Louis

BS, Special Education,

Southwest Missouri State University

Chris Weiss
Circulation Assistant - Evenings

AS, Mineral Area College

Carol Whaley
Circulation Assistant - Days

AA, Mineral Area College

MOBIUS, also known as Missouri Bibliographic Information User System, is a consortium of academic and public libraries in Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Texas and Oklahoma. The largest single project for which MOBIUS is responsible is The Common Library Platform project. The CLP creates a virtual collection of over 60 million items and creates a single user interface that allows faculty, students, and staff of participating institutions to request library materials using any personal computer in any location with access to the Internet. Requested materials are delivered within 2 - 4 days.
Online Databases
Use one or more of the Library’s online databases to find articles by topic in magazines, journals and newspapers . Mineral Area College students, faculty and staff have remote access to all databases.
Overdue and Lost Materials

Overdue notices will be sent to notify patrons of their overdue materials.

Patrons with unpaid bills are blocked from further check out of materials and may not be able to register for classes or receive grades or transcripts.

There is a charge of 10 cents per day on items in the Library collection excluding reserve materials. There is a maximum overdue fine of $10 per item. If an item is lost, the patron must pay the price of the item plus a $20 processing fee.

There is a charge of 10 cents per hour for overdue reserve items. There is a maximum overdue fine of $10 limit for each reserve item. If a Reserve item is lost, the patron must pay the price of the item plus a $20 processing fee.

The lost book fee for MOBIUS books is $100 plus a billing/processing fee of $20 per book.

Photocopy Service

Copies are 20 cents per copy. The coin-operated copier is equipped with a dollar changer or change may be obtained at the Circulation Desk.

The Library observes all laws and regulations pertaining to copyright. Patrons using copiers are responsible for any infringements of copyright laws.

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