Fall Semester (August 22nd - December 16th 2011)
| Monday -
A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
book return is available outside the second floor entrance
of Robb Hall for the return of materials when the library
- Circulating, Juvenile, and Oversize Collections: The
materials in these three collections check out for two weeks and
can be renewed indefinitely unless a hold is placed on them.
- Reference Collection: These materials must be used in
- Media Collection: These materials cannot be checked
out of the library, except by MECC faculty members. Students may
use the materials from the Media Collection in the library study
- Current Magazines and Newspapers: Issues available in
print format may be checked out for overnight use, but this time
limit may be extended upon request.
- Reserve Materials: These items have restricted circulation
periods of two-hour, overnight, or one week.
- Video-based Course Materials: Videotapes and
other materials used to support video-based courses are checked
out for the entire semester and are due back on the last day of
Library Fine Policies
In order to encourage students and community library users to return
materials promptly, fines are charged on overdue materials. Library
fines are charged at the following rates per item: Circulating,
Juvenile, and Oversize collections items and print newspaper and
magazines issues (10 cents per day); Two-Hour Reserve items (25
cents per hour); and Overnight and One-Week Reserve items (25 cents
per day). The maximum fine charged per item is five dollars.
Lost materials are billed at the purchase price of the materials.
Students and community residents will receive two overdue notices
to remind them that library materials have not been returned. When
the third and final notice is mailed, students will be blocked,
which means they will not be able to register, receive a financial
aid refund, obtain an official college transcript, or charge items
in the bookstore until the library materials have been returned
and fines owed on them have been paid. In addition, students and
community residents will be submitted to the Virginia Department
of Taxation under the Set-Off Debt Collection Program, which means
that if library materials are not returned then the value of these
items will be deducted from the individual’s state income
tax refund or lottery winnings. Finally, students and community
residents who have unpaid library fines will not be allowed to check
out additional items from the library until the fines have been
paid unless special permission has been granted by the staff for
them to do so.
Download the Collection Development Policy [PDF]
If you need a book or magazine article that is unavailable in the
Wampler Library, the library staff will place an interlibrary loan
request for the item. Be sure to make interlibrary
loan requests at best two weeks before an assignment is due.
All interlibrary loans are free. The Wampler Library covers any charges
Use this form to complete an interlibrary loan request.
A photocopier, microfilm reader-printers, and a computer printer are
provided in the library for student use. All copies made on the photocopier,
the microfilm reader-printers, and the computer printer are 5 cents
each. All copying must be in compliance with the United
States Copyright Act.
Students, faculty, and staff must have an ID card to check out materials
from the Wampler Library. ID cards are made in the library.
Local residents who are not students at MECC are welcome to use the
Wampler Library and to check out materials but must
have valid photo identification to obtain a library card. Cards
are provided free of charge.
To use the computers in the Wampler Library, all library patrons must
confirm, by clicking an OK button, that they will abide by the VCCS
and MECC policies regarding computer use. These policies are posted
in the library and are available online
Due to concerns regarding copyright violation, CD burning is disabled
on all library computers. With a written request to the Director of
Library Services from a faculty member, a student who needs to burn
a CD in the library to complete a course assignment will be allowed
to do so.
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