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FAQs: MVCC Libraries during COVID-19 Closure

Temporary Library Policies and Procedures

The Utica and Rome campus libraries are closed until further notice. 

Overdue and Unreturned Material:

During extended spring break and the period of online instruction, there will not be penalties for overdue or unreturned items. 

Library Services


All SUNY libraries have agreed to halt the interlibrary loan of physical items. Loaning of articles, which are delivered electronically, continues.

Circulation and Browsing:

Until further notice, the library is no longer providing access to physical materials: periodicals, books, and DVDs. Ask us about digital substitutes!

Reference and Instruction:

Library reference and instruction services 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 for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. 


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!

Drop-in office hours: 

  • Monday-Friday: 10:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m., 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

  • Saturday & Sunday: 1:00-2:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. 


Individual appointments: if you would like to Zoom with a librarian one-on-one, email us at to set up an appointment! 

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 librarian. 

You can find a librarian at the Reference Desk in the Utica Campus Library and at the Circulation Desk at the Rome Campus Library. 

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!