Frequently Asked Questions


What are Mott Library’s hours?

Fall / Winter Spring / Summer
Monday - Thursday
Saturday and Sunday
8 am – 9 pm
8 am – 5 pm
Noon - 5 pm
Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday - Friday
8 am – 9 pm
8 am – 5 pm
Noon – 5 pm

Exceptions to regular Library Hours

What is the Mott Library’s phone number?
(810) 762-0400 Specific library numbers can be found at Contact a Librarian.

What is needed to check out books and other Library Materials?
A Mott ID and a picture ID Circulation Policy.

How do I get a Mott ID card? Mott ID Cards
Cashiers Office mails Mott ID cards to new students, faculty and staff. If you have not received your ID within 3 weeks of the start of the semester, contact their office PCC1130. You will need to come to the main campus and present a photo ID. Note: Replacement cards are $5.00.

Is there a late fee for overdue books and other Library material?
25¢ /day per item for most items. For more information see Circulation Policy.

How can I renew my books?
To renew your items before they are due, call (810) 762-0403 OR visit the Library Catalog and Log into “My Account”.

How many books can I check out?
10 items maximum, some restrictions apply see Circulation Policy.

My instructor said there are sample tests/material I can check out at the Library. Where do I go?
Instructor’s materials are on Reserve at the Circulation Desk. Instructor’s name, course number, and the name of material on reserve is necessary in order to locate the item(s) you wish to use. A Mott and photo ID are required to check out reserve material. Most reserve material is used in the library and cannot be removed from the library.

Does the Mott Library have all the course textbooks being used by instructors?
No, the Mott Library does not purchase textbooks.

Are there study rooms available?
Yes, group study rooms are located on the second floor of the library. The rooms are available for groups from 2-6 students. Stop by the circulation desk to check out a key. 

Does Mott Library have photocopiers?
Yes, there are two copiers available to all patrons. Copies are 15¢ using cash and 10¢ each using a copy card.

Does Mott Library have a color photocopier?
No, but we have a scanner available to create an image file and then print in color.

Does Mott Library have a Fax Machine I can use?
Yes, a fax machine is available for Mott students for outgoing faxes. It is located in the Copy Center on the 1st floor of the Library.

How do I connect to the Mott Library’s web page? is an easy way to remember how to access the Library's home page.  Use the link for the "Library Catalog" to search for books, and the "Online Resources" link to search our databases for magazine and journal articles, e-books, and documentary films. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter the 14 digit barcode from your student ID card to authenticate to a database.

Is there a computer lab in the Mott Library?
Yes, the lab is open during regular library hours, but closes 15 minutes before the rest of the library.  Sometimes the lab is reserved by an instructor for a class.  Check the weekly schedule posted at the front of the lab, or check our Facebook page for updates.

Printing in black & white is 4 ¢ per page. Color printing is 25 ¢per page.

How does a Mott student get a MCC email account?

Visit Student Account Lookup if you do not know your username and password.  You must enter your 7 student ID number. 

Your username is the first letter of your given name and your full last name, with no spaces and all lowercase (Barney Rubble = brubble). If you have a common last name your username may be followed by a number or two. 

Your default password is 8 numbers: the last 4 digits of your student ID  and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Your username and password will give you access to:

  • WebAdvisor
  • Blackboard
  • Webmail
  • Wireless @ MCC
  • Computer Labs login
  • winSCP @ MCC
  • MCC 4 Me