Welcome to the Library

The MCC library is located in the Learning Resource Center. It holds over 60,000 volumes, has a strong reference collection, and subscribes to over 400 periodicals.

The library offers numerous amenities including five group study rooms, individual study carrels, computers, Wi-Fi, laser printing (b&w and color), scanning and photocopying. A magnification device for printed material is also available. The Fireside Commons is a large, contemplative space that is a designated quiet study area and features a working fireplace. The Library Garden is also available during warmer months for members of the MCC community to enjoy.

Students can seek help with research for papers or projects from one of our reference librarians. The librarians are available to assist students in formulating research strategies, searching the library’s online catalog and research databases, and using library services. The “Ask-a-Librarian” reference service allows students to connect to a librarian 24/7 wherever they are. Students can request books and articles not available at MCC through our interlibrary loan service.

Any state resident of high school age or older with valid ID is welcome to register as a borrower at MCC’s library.

Looking for a good book to read?

Find suggestions and the opportunity to join in online discussions of popular reading material from our Reading Guide »


In the Spotlight


Read With Us This Fall

We’re delighted to participate in MCC’s Common Read initiative and hope you will join us! Copies of this year’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, are available for loan in print, audio and Kindle formats. We also created a companion LibGuide containing supplemental materials, discussion questions, a timeline and other books of interest.


Upcoming Events @ MCC Library

Stephen Latham, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University, will join us for a discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 12:30-1:30 in the Library’s Fireside Commons. On Thursday, Nov. 6, our very own Professor Rachel Mintell from the Biology Department will lead a discussion of the book in LRC A142 from 12:30 – 1:30. Light refreshments will be served. Hope you can join us!


Library Resources

Library Catalog
Browse the Manchester Community College Library Catalog.
Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper Databases
Find articles from magazines, journals and newspapers.
Subject Guides
Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by MCC Librarians.
Inter-Library Loans
Borrow books and articles from other libraries.
About the Library
Library Services
We provide many services, including:
Other Library Catalogs
Browse books that can be found and borrowed at other libraries.
Ask A Librarian 24/7
Connect with a librarian and receive help anytime, anywhere, via the Internet.
Research Tips
Find information on:

Popular Research Databases

Last Update: August 27 2014
For additional information, contact: Marilyn Haney