Undergrads may check out 15 items at a time, graduate students may check out 30. You may renew items by phone, email, or by logging into your account via the library catalog. The loan period for the general collection is 21 days and 7 days for new items.
Reference and Reserve materials must be used in the library.
Fees and Fines
Overdue fees are .10 per day, per item. Fines do not accrue over weekends or during breaks.
Copies are .10 for black & white, $1.00 for color. The library does not accept the copier cards used in the labs.
Lost items: Patrons will be required to pay replacement costs for items, rather than the original purchase price.
The library only accepts cash. Credit Card or check payments will need to be made in the business office.
Currently enrolled MCA students, faculty, and staff have reciprocal borrowing privileges at the following colleges and universities:
University of Memphis Libraries
Christian Brothers University
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Memphis Theological Seminary
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Graduate students, faculty, and staff can borrow from the libraries listed above along with the following:
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Harding School of Theology
Southern College of Optometry
Reserve items are available at the circulation desk and must be used in the library.
Individual library instruction is available on a walk-in basis whenever a librarian is available, or you may schedule a session ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 901.272.5131.
Faculty are encouraged to schedule one or more library instruction session for any class. Instructional sessions are most beneficial when scheduled in conjunction with research assignments. Sessions can be customized based on subject, resources, or correlating assignment, and may cover as much or as little as you would like.
Working one on one with faculty to enlighten them about our databases, periodicals, image collections, and other resources.
We offer a brief tour and overview of the library and its offerings.
Subject Specific Class Handouts:
We can make a handout specific to the course you are teaching that will identify the databases, journals, and call number ranges most beneficial to your students.
The library can now make your course reserve list available online through the library catalog. All you need to do is inform the library which items you would like on reserve and in the future, if you teach the same course again, we will reactivate the list. You may also create a reserve list for students that is not tied to a specific course if you would like to maintain a permanent list of items for students’ reference.