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Interlibrary Loan

If our Libraries do not have the books or journal articles you need, we may be able to get them for you through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), a service whereby libraries cooperate to share their collections. ILL privileges are granted to MVCC faculty, staff and students who are enrolled at MVCC.

Submitting an ILL Request

Before submitting requests, please verify that materials are not available at the MVCC Libraries.
The ILL Department is now using ILLIAD to place requests. To Interlibrary Loan an item using ILLiad for the first time, follow the "Register as a First Time User" link below to set up your account. You can then request items from within ILLIAD.

Interlibrary Loan Policies

If our Libraries do not have the books or journal articles you need, we may be able to get them for you through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), a service where libraries cooperate to share their collections, ILL privileges are granted to current MVCC faculty, staff, and students who are enrolled at MVCC or those enrolled in transfer programs on the MVCC campuses.

Delivery Time

Our goal is to obtain needed materials as quickly and efficiently as possible. Delivery time is determined by the type of material requested and its availability. On average, it takes approximately 10 days to fill ILL requests. In case we are unable to obtain the requested materials, we will notify you by email. 

Cost

There are seldom any charges. If there is a charge, it is usually $5.00 or more. You will be contacted in advance if charges apply to your request.

Limitations

An interlibrary loan is made from one library to another for the use of an individual, not for class or reserve use. Among the materials not available on interlibrary loan are: textbooks, newly published books, "bestsellers," pre-1800 imprints, rare books, newspapers and manuscripts, audio-visual materials, genealogical materials, and entire issues of periodicals. We do not generally request through ILL materials owned by our libraries. 

Loan Periods

The loan period for books borrowed through ILL is determined by the lending library; for most books, it is three weeks. In most cases, the lending library will honor a request for a two week renewal. Overdue books cannot be renewed. ILL books are to be returned to the Circulation desks at either the Utica or Rome Campus Libraries. 

When Your Material Arrives

The staff of the library will contact you by email when your material arrives and will tell you where to pick it up.

Late or Lost Interlibrary Loan Material

Materials borrowed through interlibrary loan for our users are the property of the lending library, not of MVCC. If materials are not returned within two weeks after the due date, a hold will be put on the student's grates, registration, and transcript. For ILL items that are lost, borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost, which is determined by the lending library.

Course Reserves

Retrieving Reserve Materials

Materials on reserve for class use must be requested at the Libraries' Circulation desks. A college ID must be presented to use any item on reserve.

Loan Periods for Reserves

Materials placed on reserve by MVCC instructors are generally for "in-library use only" and may be used for up to three hours in the library.

Check with the Circulation desk personnel about possible overnight borrowing of specific items.

When you are trying to access the MVCC's databases, articles, or other resources from off-campus, you will be asked to provide your login information. 

Students: This login information will be the same username and password that you use for Blackboard, email, and on-campus computer access. 

Faculty & Staff: This login information will be the same username and password that you use for your MVCC email account or to sign into on-campus computers. You do not need to include @mvcc.edu or mvcc\ to the username.

The screen that will appear will look like the one below:

 

Off-Campus Access

The database you have selected is reserved for current
 Mohawk Valley Community College students, faculty and staff members. 

To access the database please log on with your username and password information:

 

Note for students: The username is your first initial followed by last name and day of birth.  The password is your last 4 digits of SS#.

Please enter your username: 
Please enter your password: 
 

 For assistance contact the MVCC Library Reference Desk at

(315) 792-5561.

Student Information and Registration System (SIRS) (Student Banner Web)
All matriculated students automatically have a SIRS account.

Login:
Use your assigned MVCC student ID (begins with the letter M).
New Students: It is mailed to you in your advisement letter. It is issued by the Admissions Office at the time of application.

Continuing Students: It is mailed to your permanent address by the Registrar.

PIN:
Must be obtained from the Registrar with photo I.D. or requested online.
After first login, change your PIN to something more secure. Non-matriculated students may request a SIRS account PIN from the Registrar.


Email, Blackboard, and Computer Access:

All registered students have email accounts on the MVCC server. 

To access your account either from off-campus or on-campus:

  • Go to:  http://www.mvcc.edu/ or https://studentmail.mvcc.edu
  • Click on the blue Current Students button at the top of the page.
  • In the left-hand column, under Quick Links, click on the E-mail icon.
  • In the logon box type in your username and password. 
    • Your username consists of your first initial, your last name, and the date you were born
    • For example:
      • Charles Grant, born on July 6, 1980, would be:  cgrant06
  • Your password consists of the last four digits of your social security number.
  • Click on OK.

If you experience any problems or can’t get in, call the Information Technology Help Desk at (315) 731-5711.

Computer Access

The Library lab computers, scanners and printers are designated for academic use by currently enrolled MVCC students. Librarians may offer assistance with the following applications if time allows, but users may need to seek help from the appropriate office outside of the library: Blackboard, ANGEL, e-mail, Microsoft Office applications, and the MVCC wireless network.

 

Computers in Library

Utica Campus

Reference Area-- twenty networked computers including a scanning station and printer. Web-based research takes precedence over activities including Blackboard, email, social networking site access at peak times. The reference computers may be accessed by both members of the community and enrolled MVCC students, faculty and staff. 

Circulating Collection Area-- twelve networked computers including a printer. Web-based research takes precedence over activities including Blackboard, email, social networking site access at peak times. These computers are available to MVCC students, faculty and staff.

PH 212 Computer Lab --twenty networked computers, including word-processing applications and printer. Serves as an open lab when there are no instruction sessions scheduled. Weekly open lab hours are posted outside of the lab, in the reference area and on the MVCC web site.

Quick Print Computers-- two computers located next to the circulation desk are available for quick printing or searching of the library catalog.

Rome Campus

Computer Lab-- 25 networked computers including a printer, with word-processing applications. Serves as an open lab when there are no instruction sessions scheduled. These computers are available to MVCC students, faculty, and staff.

Open Area-- 23 networked computers including a printer, with word-processing applications. These computers may be accessed by both members of the community and enrolled MVCC students, faculty and staff.

Quick Print & Scanner Station-- one stand-up computer including a scanner and printer. This computer is available for scanning and quick printing only.

 

Photocopiers & Scanners

Utica Campus

Photocopiers-- Single-side and double-side copying is available for $.10 per page using coins and cash. There are 2 copiers in the library, one right next to the Circulation Desk and the other in the hallway to the lab.

Scanner - There is one scanner available for people to use in the Reference area.  There are instructions on how to use the scanner inside of the scanner or just ask for help at the Reference Desk.  Please be aware that the scanner's computer is reserved only for scanning and printing from a thumb drive. 

Rome Campus

There is one photocopier in the Rome library for use by students.  It costs $.10 per page.  It will make double-sided copies, but each side will cost $.10.

There is one scanner available for use at the Quick Print & Scanner Station.

 

Student Email Access

All registered students have email accounts on the MVCC server. 

To access your account either from off-campus or on-campus:

  • Go to:  http://www.mvcc.edu/ or https://studentmail.mvcc.edu
  • Click on the blue Current Students button at the top of the page.
  • In the left-hand column, under Quick Links, click on the E-mail icon.
  • In the logon box type in your username and password. 
    • Your username consists of your first initial, your last name, and the date you were born
    • For example:
      • Charles Grant, born on July 6, 1980, would be:  cgrant06
  • Your password consists of the last four digits of your social security number.
  • Click on OK.

If you experience any problems or can’t get in, call the Information Technology Help Desk at the Utica Campus at (315) 731-5711 OR on the Rome Campus at (315) 334-7715.

Network Folder

A network folder is the equivalent of several thumb drives that you don’t have to carry around. It is kept on the college’s server, which is backed up every night. 

Two ways of access:

   From on-campus:  

  • Click on the folder shortcut icon in the bottom taskbar.
  • Under Computer find the icon for:
    • your username (\\mvhawk.mvcc.edu\users) (H:)
    • Click on it to open  
    • Your documents and folders that you have saved to your network folder will appear.

   From off-campus:  

  • Click on the Windows button in the bottom left corner of the screen
  • Click on All Programs
  • Click on Accessories
  • Click on Windows Explorer
  •   In the address box at the top of the screen, type:  ftp://student-serv.mvcc.edu
  • A log-in box will prompt you for your username and password. 
    • These are the same as the username and password you use to log on to the MVCC computers on campus.
  • Click the "Logon" button.
  • You should be able to drag documents and folders from your network folder to your computer, and to drag them from your computer to your storage folder.

Saving to your network folder:

To save a document:

  • Click on File in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
  • Click on Save As.  
  • At the Save As box, click on the down arrow to bring down the menu.
  • Select “your username (\\mvhawk.mvcc.edu\users) (H:)
  • Name the document.
  • Click on Save.

Important: The contents of your network folder will be removed at the end of the semester. Computer services will send out a warning email to all students before this is done.  Please save any documents or folders you want to keep by putting them on a disk or thumb drive or saving them on your home computer.

If you experience any problems or can’t get into or find your folder, call the Information Technology Help Desk at (315) 731-5711.
 

Wifi

How to login to the campus wireless:

  1. Login to your computer.
  2. Find your wireless connection manager.
  3. Select the unconnected wireless profile, "MVCC Public".
  4. When connected, enter your browser - this will relocate you to a login screen.
    1. You may get a warning that "There is a problem with this website's security certificate."
    2. Click on "Continue to this website (not recommended)"
  5. A login screen should appear. Login using your MVCC username and password.

Please note: There are variations to this process dependent on computer, taskbar configuration, and browser.

Questions? Problems?  Contact: (315) 731-5711.

Books, eBooks, and Audiovisual

Librarians are responsible for selecting purchases for the libraries’ collections.   Suggestions from faculty, staff, and students are welcome, but the ultimate decision of whether or not to purchase rests with the librarians and the Director.  

Donations from faculty, staff, and students are accepted under the condition that the librarians are not obligated to add them to the collections, and if not adding them the librarians will decide on how to dispose of them.   Donations not accepted include items that are damaged, outdated, heavily underlined or highlighted, soiled, water stained, or odorous. 

Textbooks

Student editions of textbooks required for courses may be purchased for the library’s collection at the request of an instructor or at the discretion of the librarians.  Donated textbooks which are desk or review copies or instructor’s editions must include the written permission of the publisher allowing those books to be added to and circulated from the libraries’ collections, in accordance with the First Sale Doctrine.

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