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About the Library
The Warden Memorial Library is located on the ground floor of the Johnston Center. The library holds over 111,000 volumes of books, bound periodicals, and audiovisual materials. As a member of OCLC, the library has access to over 70 million items through interlibrary loan. The library is open seven days a week during the school year, and Monday through Friday during the summer.
Books may be checked out for two weeks. Students may check out audiovisual materials for two days. Periodicals and reference books do not circulate. Multipurpose computer terminals in the library provide access to the computerized card catalog (OPAC), electronic databases, Microsoft Office programs and the Internet. Most of the library’s databases and its entire e-book collection are available remotely to any student who has Internet access; databases include CINAHL, JSTOR, Project MUSE, and Business Source Complete. The library also contains several special collections including the Senator Ross Bass Archives, the Methodist Reference and Rare Book Collections, the Zimmerman Judaica Collection (incorporating the Glatzer Collection), and additional local history and rare book collections.
The library has a multi-purpose printer/copier/scanner, compact and full-size laminators, two group study rooms, and a listening and viewing room for audiovisual resources. Wireless access is now available for all laptop/tablet users. More information on printers/copiers/scanners can be found below.
The library’s current hours, staff, policies, services, and fine schedules are listed below and in a brochure available at the library. Please pick up a copy of this brochure for more information.
Warden Memorial Library Mission Statement
The Warden Memorial Library strives to provide the necessary information resources and guidance to assist the students, faculty and staff of Martin Methodist College in their academic endeavors and their lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
Regular Library Hours Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday – Thursday......7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday..............................7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday.........................8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday............................2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Faculty Information on Scheduling Library Tours
The library faculty encourages you to schedule library instruction classes, especially when an assignment involves research. We can tailor sessions to your assignment by outlining appropriate search strategy, demonstrating print and online resources, and explaining inter-library loan.
Please contact any of the librarians to schedule your sessions. We ask that you give us two week's notice. Any further library instruction in subject areas depends on teachers' requests. We recommend library instruction in major courses during the junior and senior years to familiarize students with the research tools and methods in their subject fields. Requests can be submitted by email by clicking here.
If you plan to hold any of your classes in the library, please call to schedule your class to avoid over-booking. Please leave one island of reference computers available for other library users.
Audio Visual and Materials
DVDs may be used in the library’s Media Room or signed out for two days.
Holds and Recalls
If a book you want is checked out to another borrower, it can be held for you when it comes back, or recalled from the borrower if they have had it for more than two weeks.
The Warden Memorial Library is a full lender on OCLC. Our symbol is TNG. We also accept ILL requests by mail using the ALA form, and by phone with a follow-up written version for our records.
ILL services are available free to faculty, staff and spouses, except for any fees charged by the lending library. For college-related items, faculty and staff may charge fees to their departmental accounts. Please contact the Inter-library Loan Manager.
Off-Campus Library Access
Most databases the library currently subscribes to are available remotely by using password information provided upon the request to registered users or by entering a valid MMC webmail name (your name@) and ID number when prompted. Books which are checked out can be renewed or material can be reserved via the library catalog or OPAC.
Students use their computer logins to login to the copier/printer and any copying/printing done is deducted from their term print/copy allowance. Default copying is b/w but for an additional charge color copies can be produced. Public patrons must pay at the circulation desk for any copying done.
Faculty may request that the library put a variety of items, such as library books, personal books, or audio visual material on reserve for specific classes. Faculty can set the loan periods which generally run from 2 hour in house use to one week. Faculty may also place selected items on electronic reserve. Materials should be e-mailed in Word, HTML, or plain text formats. E-reserves may include: syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, and web links. Articles or books available through select databases may also be added to your e-reserve page. Contact the Reserve Clerk about placing or removing reserves.
Students requesting reserve materials should go to the Reference desk and ask for materials by professor’s name and title. Selected materials are available through electronic reserve.
The library has two study rooms available for small group or individual use. Sign up on the study room door. Study rooms may be used by anyone when the room is not reserved.
Microsoft Office 2016 is now installed on all the computers. Please Note: if you use other word processing programs please make sure they will open in Word. Saving as an .rtf (rich text file) will avoid any difficulties. Some test preparation software is also available. Most software needed for Martin classes is pre-loaded on these computers.
Computer Use Policy
- MMC STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ALWAYS HAVE PRIORITY
- Computer time is free for all MMC students, faculty, staff and public members.
- Public users not having a library card must pay $2.00 per day. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- One user per terminal.
- No chat rooms or MUDD’S.
- Please refrain from accessing sites other users would find objectionable. NO PORNOGRAPHIC SITES.
- Printing: Students have the cost of their print jobs deducted from their term print/copy allowance. The library cannot add funds to these accounts; the business office handles this process. Students can email a request or make the request in person at the Business Office located on the second floor of Colonial Hall. Public printing charges will be as follows: $0.20 per page for text, b/w pictures: $1.00, color pictures: $2.00. They are available for pick up at the Circulation Desk.
- NO UNAUTHORIZED DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLATION OF FILES OR PROGRAMS.
New Additions to the Collection
To view the latest additions to the library, click here.