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.
Cash or checks are accepted in the library. Credit Card payments will need to be made in the business office.
Currently enrolled MCA students and faculty have reciprocal borrowing privileges at the following colleges and universities:
Christian Brothers University
Borrowers are subject to circulation policies of each library. Consortial borrowers are limited to 5 items. All citizens are entitled to borrowing privileges at the University of Memphis Libraries.
*Students are required to have the current semester’s sticker on the back of their MCA ID to borrow from the Rhodes Library. Current stickers are available from the Business Office in Gibson Hall. This is a new protocol, so please make sure you have the appropriate stickers so that the MCA community may continue to enjoy privileges at Rhodes.
Reserve items are available at the circulation desk and must be used in the library. Some course reserve lists will be available in the library catalog. Items in the library catalog will be checked out on the student’s account, while personal copies belonging to faculty members must be signed out on a pink ‘Reserve’ card which is retained behind the circulation desk.
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 may schedule a 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. We are happy to spend 15 minutes, or 1 hour 15 min with your class.
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.