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Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Happy Rosh Hashanah to our students, faculty, staff, and community members who celebrate it!

Want to learn more about Rosh Hashanah? Take a look at this book in our reference collection: Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary : detailing more than 2,000 observances from all 50 states and more than 100 nations

Film Showing: Foreigners in Their Own Land (Sept 8)

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Tomorrows’ event:

Film Showing: Foreigners in Their Own Land (Latino Americans Episode 1, 1565-1880)
Sept 8, 12:30 pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Viewing of the PBS Documentary Latino Americans. One hundred years after Columbus’ arrival in the Caribbean, Spanish Conquistadors and Priests, push into North America in search of gold and to spread Catholicism. With the arrival of the British in North America, the two colonial systems produce contrasting societies that come in conflict as Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S into the Mexican territories of the South West. A discussion about the film led by Matt Cullen will follow. This event is part of the Celebrating Latino Americans programming.


Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 7th, 2015

The library is closed today. Enjoy the holiday!

Tips for Academic Success

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Tomorrow’s event:

Tips for Academic Success
Sept 3, 12:30 pm , Building L, Library Lounge
Academic Adviser, Jeremy Kingery, will discuss important academic policies for students. This session is especially important for new college students who are learning to navigate college for the first time. This event is part of the One Book, One College program.

Labor Day Weekend Hours (September 6 & 7)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Labor Day Weekend is almost here! We are looking forward to celebrating the end of summer and remembering the labor movement!

In celebration of the holiday, our hours will change. Take a look:

Saturday, September 5: Open, 8am – 4pm
Sunday, September 6: Closed
Monday, September 7: Closed
Tuesday, September 8: Open, 7:30am – 10pm

Welcome Back!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Welcome to the Fall Semester! Happy New (academic) Year!

We are excited to work with our students, faculty, and staff this academic year.

Visit us or call us at (708) 974-5234 (Library Hours)

Email a librarian using our online form or at

Send us a text message at (708) 761-4234.

Or chat with us here. 

Library System Maintenance Complete

Friday, August 7th, 2015


UPDATE—- 8:00PM——————-

Maintenance is complete!  You can access our electronic resources again as needed.  Thank you for your patience!




The library will be performing some upgrades to the library system on Tuesday, August 11th from 3pm through 10pm.

All of the library’s electronic resources will be unavailable during that time, including the catalog and subscription databases.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Aug. 8 – 9 : Scheduled Maintenance on ProQuest Databases

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

ProQuest databases will be down for maintenance performed by our vendor on Saturday, August 8th, 9pm through Sunday, August 9th, 5am.

The databases affected by this are:

    • Chicago Tribune
    • Chicago Tribune Historical
    • Christian Science Monitor
    • Criminal Justice Periodical Index
    • National Newspapers
    • New York Time
    • New York Times Historical
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Washington Post

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


A is for Arab: Traveling Exhibit Coming to MVCC

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015



We are very excited to be hosting a traveling exhibit about the different ways that Arabs are portrayed in popular media. This exhibit is sponsored by the MVCC Arab Student Union and created by New York University. The exhibit will arrive at the MVCC Library starting around November 1st and remain up for viewing through December 10th.

Here is a description from the NYU website:

A is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture

Powerful, accessible and compelling, A is for Arab, which features images from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive, reveals and critiques the stereotypical portrayals of Arabs and Muslims in U.S. popular culture. Providing historical context about these images which range from film stills to comic books to editorial cartoons, this traveling exhibition aims to educate and stimulate discussion about the impact of stereotypes on both individual perceptions and national policy.
You can learn more about the exhibit and downloard images on the NYU Near Eastern Studies site. 

Summer Hours Ending Soon

Monday, July 20th, 2015

As summer term ends, our hours will be changing. Here’s the info you need as we head toward the fall term.

Summer Semester Hours
(Ends August 1)

Monday-Thursday: 7:30am – 10:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – Noon
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Summer Inter-Session Hours
(August 2 – August 16)

Monday-Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – noon
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Fall Semester Hours
(August 17-December 11)

Monday-Thursday: 7:30am – 10:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Noon – 4 pm