The Most Important Things To Know About The Library This Year

This fall, things are looking a little different in the Library. New systems and services have been put in place to align with government guidelines surrounding the reopening of Post-Secondary and Libraries during the Covid-19 pandemic.

But…What does that mean I can do in the Library?

Before heading out for the day, it is important to go through the Covid-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist! Help protect your community by making sure you are taking the correct precautions.

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We have 100 seats in the Library on main campus for you to solo study. Some of the computer stations have been placed out of order to assist with physical distancing, but you will still be able to drop-in to stations located near the front of the Library for access to technology and printing.

Self-load your print account using the print credit icon on the drop-in computers, using a credit card or debit-credit card. You can also use credit or debit when paying fines online! If you need to use cash, the Library service desk will accept exact change (any extra will be applied to your print account).

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If you need some technical help on the computers, masks must be worn within 2 meters. Be sure to bring your mask in case you need the assistance, otherwise there are a number of virtual options you can explore! Ask at the service desk for more details.

What can I borrow and how do I get it?

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Our stacks are closed, but you can still get your books! Use your student ID card to access thousands of books, magazines, videos, journal articles, and more, both online and in print. Register for your Library Account to check what items you have borrowed, renew your materials, and double-check your due dates, as well as requesting holds.

Miss scanning the shelves for similar topics? You can still Browse the Shelf virtually. When searching items in our collection, click the item available at our Library and then click the Browse the Shelf item for the system to show you titles nearby! Need the book, scroll just a little lower to hit the Request MHC Copy! You will receive an email notification when it has been checked out to you and is waiting to be picked up from the Self-Serve Holds shelves, located at the front of the Library. Check out all the ways to request materials.

Unfortunately, Library will not be lending calculators or laptops this year. We do have a small supply of headphones to help assist learning in the space.

Just need a bit of help?

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Get instant help or Book an Appointment for research and citation support, or take advantage of Drop-in Hours from 11AM-3PM each weekday. And don’t miss out on accessing helpful library guides to help kick-start your research!

How do I stay informed about what is happening in the Library?

For important information about upcoming events and tips for success, follow us @mhclibrary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

When is the Library open?

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Both the Vera Bracken Library (Medicine Hat Campus) and Brooks Campus Library are open year round. Hours change over the year, with reduced hours in spring and summer. Check out the Library website for Hours of Operation. Visit us in B-Wing at the Medicine Hat Campus and to the right of the main entrance at our Brooks Campus.

Call: 403.529.3867 (Toll free: 1.866.282.8394)

Email: circulation@mhc.ab.ca

IM: visit www.mhc.ab.ca/library

Text: 587.333.2766

      

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Michelle McKey

I'm the Manager, Library Services. I head up an amazing team of talented individuals who are here to help assist students in their education pursuits, teaching them the usages of the library and the resources offered. I can, on occasion, be found on the information services desk, or on the main services desk.

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