The library is an integral part of the teaching and learning experience at Mott.
Students really appreciate having course materials available "on reserve".
Types of materials accepted:
- Purchased copies of textbooks or other books
- Sample tests
- Required readings (individual articles or book chapters)
- Purchased copies of Audio/Visual materials
- Student research papers with student consent
Provide materials 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester, to ensure that they are available by the first day of class. Two forms are available online to download for your convenience.
For additional information or questions, contact Jessica.Himstedt@mcc.edu or call (810) 762-5649.
Faculty are encouraged to schedule an orientation for their classes. This is an opportunity to introduce the librarians to students and will help to reduce students’ anxiety when they enter the library and see a familiar face. Our orientations can be broad and basic, or specific to a class or assignment. Check out our “menu” of orientation options for descriptions and approximate time needed. Orientations can be as short as 5 minutes of your class time, to an hour long or a full class period. Contact the Reference Desk at 762-0411 to schedule an orientation.
LibGuides are sets of web pages that provide library related research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources. These guides incorporate 2.0 web tools such as streaming video, RSS feeds, and interactive polls. The librarians at the Mott Library are happy to create a LibGuide for broad subjects and for specific classes and assignments. Getting input and ideas from faculty members will help the librarians understand instructors' expectations for their research assignments. If you would like to have a LibGuide created for your classes contact the Mott Library Reference Desk at 762-0411.
MCC Faculty may reserve the computer labs in the library
- The library’s 3rd floor computer lab (ML 3103) may be reserved by having your divisional office assistant contact the Curriculum Systems Coordinator at (810) 762-5641. The lab has an instructor's computer with a Crestron unit and 28 student computers all networked to a pay-to-print printer.
- The library’s 1st floor computer lab (ML 1014) is primarily an open lab. If the 3rd floor lab has a reservation by another faculty member the 1st floor lab may be reserved by contacting the Humanities Division Office at (810) 762-0470. The 1st floor lab has an instructor's computer with a Crestron unit and 28 student computers networked to a pay-to-print printer.
The reading room is a comfortably furnished room with materials from three special collections: the CTL collection, the S&M professional development collection, and college teaching materials from the library's collection. The books may be checked out by faculty and staff at the Mott Library circulation desk on the first floor. If the door to the reading room is locked, ask at the CTL office or the Mott Library reference desk.
Only MCC employees may book the Capitol Room (ML 2001) for meetings
- Contact the library reference desk at (810) 762-0411.
The Kindles for Mott faculty and staff contain recent fiction, classic fiction, and some non-fiction, including books for the Reading Circles from CTL. These e-readers are intended for reading only, not for downloading or uploading content. Visit our Kindles libguide page for a current title list. MCC faculty and staff may check out a Kindle for 3 weeks, with one renewal of 3 weeks as long as there are no holds. Available devices will be checked out on a first come, first served basis. The first time you check out a Kindle, you will be asked to sign a Usage Agreement form. Bring your MCC employee ID and a photo ID with you when you check out a Kindle. Stop by or call the Circulation Desk for more information, (810) 762-0403.
If you learn of a new publication that should be considered for our collection please let us know. Send us a copy of the review source, or just email as much information as you can, such as author and title, and we'll do the rest.
- Mike Ugorowski: Health Sciences, Technology, Business, Reference
- Bruce Childs: History, Political Science
- Diana Hiles: Science, Math, Humanities, Paperback/Popular Reading
- Jessica Himstedt: Music, Theater, Psychology, Young Adult
- Linda Rutherford: Sociology, Early Childhood Education, Education
- Joan Smalley: Art, Children's Literature