The Jean Burr Smith Library, located on the main floor of Chapman Hall – Middletown campus, provides a wide range of services to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. The library’s collection is composed of a broad selection of books, DVDs and CDs, scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and electronic databases for research and recreational use. The library also loans netbooks, graphing calculators, headphones, framed art prints, and provides a self-serve photocopier, scanning station, and electronic charging station. Students may borrow reserve course textbooks for in-room use.
Computer workstations provide access to the library’s online catalog and website, electronic books and databases, the Internet, campus-networked resources, Microsoft Office, Rosetta Stone, and other course-related software. Free wireless access and printing up to 200 pages a semester is available. An assistive technology room houses a Zoomtext magnifier and large monitor computer equipped with Kurzweil 3000 and Dragon Naturally Speaking software, and oversized keyboard and trackball mouse. Group study rooms and collaborative workstations may be reserved for two-hour periods.
Library staff assists with research, borrowing, interlibrary loan, and computer needs. They provide orientations and information literacy instruction upon the request of faculty and staff. Online 24/7 access to full-text databases, research subject guides, handouts, and more are provided off-campus through my.commnet.edu.
The main campus library houses Pegasus Gallery which, under the direction of college curator and art instructor Matthew Weber, showcases the work of regional artists, including MxCC students. Various campus and community events such as book club are held in the library’s periodical room.
Within the first floor learning lab at the Meriden Center, library services include access to article databases, the Internet, and Microsoft Office via student computers, a small lending collection, newspapers, textbook reserves, netbooks, and research help.
Visit mxcc.edu/library for more information on the library’s hours, events, and services – both on the main campus and in Meriden.