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About the Library

General information about MVCC libraries

FAQs: MVCC Libraries during COVID-19

Temporary Library Policies, Spring 2021


We are excited to welcome everyone back to the library! Here's what you need to know:

  • The libraries on both campuses will open for spring semester on January 25. All visitors must first report to the campus checkpoint in ACC 116 to be screened and receive a bracelet. 
  • Masks or other face covering must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times while in the library, in accordance with the governor's Executive Orders 202.17 and 202.34.
  • No food may be consumed in the library, as this would interfere with effective mask usage. Covered drinks are allowed; please replace mask between sips. 
  • Please stay at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible. The furniture has been arranged to maintain 6 feet of distance between chairs; please leave the furniture where you find it. 
  • No-touch electric staplers are available near each printer. A no-touch hole punch is located near the right side computers. We are unable to offer other office supplies at this time. 
  • This is a strange and stressful time. We appreciate your patience and kindness as we work through these new procedures together. 
  • The library is a heavily-used space. Remember to wash your hands frequently!


Temporary Library Policies and Procedures

The Utica and Rome campus libraries are open.  

Overdue and Unreturned Material:

Materials checked out during spring semester were due back September 1. Items may be returned to the book drop boxes on either campus, or inside the library. If you are unable to come to campus, books may be returned to any SUNY library and the materials will eventually get back to us. Please note that due to new safety measures with returned materials, materials may stay on your account for several days after their return.

MVCC Libraries does not charge overdue fees, but we do charge for lost or damaged items.  

Library Services


Interlibrary loan of physical materials has resumed. Loaning of articles, which are delivered electronically, continues.

Circulation and Browsing:

Circulation of books and DVDs has resumed. You may retrieve materials from the shelf yourself or request materials through the catalog. Requested materials can be picked up at the Circulation Desk, or you can contact us to arrange contactless outdoor pickup once your materials are ready. Ask us about digital substitutes!

Reference and Instruction:

In-person reference services resumed in a limited capacity on August 24. Library reference and instruction services also continue online. 


Check back here for updates as the situation changes.  Updated hours are posted here.

Course Reserves: information for faculty

Please contact Aiko Kane about creating electronic reserves for your course. While we are circulating print reserves, these may not be the best option for many students. 




Ask A Librarian

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Utica Campus Library

Research Assistance: 315-792-5561

Circulation Desk: 315-792-5408


Rome Campus Library

Research Assistance & Circulation Desk: 315-334-7728

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  • To email regarding any library services, please contact
  • To email a specific librarian regarding research help, you can contact them using our Staff Directory page.
  • Our response rate is typically within 24 hours, if not sooner. 

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Text us at: 315-508-4464

Send us your brief text and we will respond as quickly as possible! If you send a text when the library is closed, we will respond to you when we re-open.

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A librarian can work with you virtually via Zoom or Collaborate.

If you are looking for in-person help with your research, librarians at both the Utica and Rome campuses can help you! They can also set up times for one-on-one research assistance, if you need additional time with a librar

Question mark icon Library FAQ

Got a question about how to check out a book or DVD? Or how to find your DGV tutorials? You can find a wide variety of Frequently Asked Questions and answers at our Library FAQ page here:

Want us to add a question and answer? Let us know in-person or at!