Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries: Home

How to get books and articles not available at MCC Library

Requesting Books, Movies and More

Requesting Books, Movies and More

I need a book or DVD that MCC Library doesn't have - what do I do?

First: search the local libraries to see if it's available. 

  • If you don't find it, you can use our Interlibrary Loan service ("ILL") to request the item with the form link below.  View our ILL FAQs for more information.
  • If you only need one chapter from a book, use the 'Article' form to request a copy of the chapter.

Request a Book or Other Item

Borrowing in Person from other NJ Colleges

 Borrowing in Person from NJ Colleges

You can go to many of NJ's academic libraries to borrow in person!

The VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Program gives students, faculty and staff from participating institutions in-person borrowing privileges at each other’s libraries. 

To borrow from a VALE library:

  • Bring it to MCC Library, along with your Student ID.  A librarian will sign your completed form, indicating that you are in good standing.
  • Take the signed form to the library you plan to visit, along with your Student ID.  If you are requesting privileges from multiple libraries, you will need to complete a separate application for each library.
  • You will be issued guest borrowing privileges and/or a card, which will be valid for one academic year with an expiration date of June 30.

Participating libraries differ depending on the status of the borrower:

Princeton University is not a participant in the reciprocal borrowing program.

Requesting Copies (Articles or a Book Chapter)

Requesting Articles (or Book Chapters)

I need an article that I don't think MCC Library has - what do I do?

First:  search our list of e-journals by the title of the journal (magazine, newspaper, etc.) to see if it's available in our databases.

  • If the title is not found, or we don't have fulltext for the date you need, request it via the form link below. 
  • You can also try Google Scholar—sometimes publishers or authors make journal articles freely available on the web.  

Request an Article or Chapter