COMPLETED: Monday, 3/12, 8AM–Library System Maintenance

UPDATE: System updates have been completed and access to library resources has been restored.  Thanks!


Access to library resources, including the catalog and subscription research databases will be down Monday, 3/12, beginning at 8 am and lasting throughout the morning so we can perform library system updates.

We will update you when the process has been completed, but services should be restored by noon.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

You will be able to access library research databases on campus only.  If you are working on campus that day, visit this link for more information.

Also, please do not hesitate to Ask a Librarian for assistance.


All the Hoopla about Hoopla! Borrow eBooks, Movies, Music, & More!

hoopla is a *new* digital media service offered by MVCC Library that allows you to borrow ebooks, comics, music, eaudiobooks, movies, and TV shows.

  • You can access these resources by computer via your browser, as well as on other devices, like your tablet and/or smart phone, by downloading the hoopla app.
  • Find hoopla items by going to   You may also discover hoopla items that are in our library catalog.
  • You will create your personal hoopla account through MVCC Library. It will be active as long as you remain a current student or staff member.

Note: You are allowed to borrow up to 3 items per month via Hoopla.

For more information on how to get started with hoopla, please take a look at our help guide and/or Ask a Librarian for assistance!


01.27.2018 — Maintenance on ProQuest News, Criminal Justice, and History Databases

Our database vendor, ProQuest, will be performing system maintenance on the following databases beginning 9pm, January 27th to 6am, January 28th.

  • US Dailies
  • New York Times
  • New York Times Historical
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Tribune Historical
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
  • History Study Center
  • Criminal Justice Periodical Index

COMPLETE: Tuesday, 12.19.2017–Library System Maintenance

12/19/17—-4 PM —-UPDATE:

Scheduled maintenance on the library system is complete–you can once again access the library catalog and research databases.



Access to library resources, including the catalog and subscription research databases will be down Tuesday, 12/19, beginning at 2 am and lasting throughout the day so we can perform important library system updates.

Service throughout the day may be intermittent.  We will update you when the process has been completed.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please do not hesitate to Ask a Librarian for assistance.


Issues Accessing PrepStep Test Prep Database Resources in the Catalog

PrepStep offers practice tests in math, English, high school equivalency, computer skills, placement tests, and more.  Normally, patrons can access PrepStep directly from our Research Databases list, as well as from specific item records in our our catalog.

Currently, the links present in the library catalog are broken and we are working with our vendor to fix them.  In  the mean time, please use the direct link that is provided via the Research Databases list to access PrepStep or click here.

If you need any assistance accessing these resources or any other ones, please Ask a Librarian.

COMPLETE: Wednesday, 7/5, 3PM: Library System Down for Scheduled Maintenance

Update: The system upgrade has been completed!

Thank you for your patience and have a great day!


Access to the library’s resources, including the catalog and subscription research databases will be down for a couple of hours on Wednesday, July 5th beginning at 3PM so we can perform a needed system update.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you need any assistance, please Ask a Librarian!


Wednesday, 6/7, 4pm: Library Catalog Maintenance


Access to the library catalog will be down for a couple of hours beginning at 4pm on Wednesday, 06/07/2017 so we can perform system updates.  Please use this alternate link to access the library catalog:

Please Ask a Librarian for help if you need assistance.


UPDATE: Fixed! Kindle Users Experiencing Issues with eRead IL App

We are happy to report that Baker & Taylor announced that the updated version of the Axis 360 (used for eRead IL) mobile app is now available for Kindle Fires in the Amazon App store. Please update to the latest version as soon as possible, as this version of the app resolves the issues with being able to checkout, return, and renew titles. To check if the app has automatically updated, you can open your app store, tap on the menu button (the icon with three lines in the top left corner), and then tap App Updates. You should see the Axis 360 app icon with an Open button next to it. If the app did not automatically update, you can manually update it.


Hi Everyone,

We heard from eRead IL, one of our ebook services, that folks using the Axis 360 App (a Baker and Taylor product) on their Kindles are experiencing some problems:

“An app update released last week contained a bug that has been causing connectivity issues for patrons. Baker & Taylor has released a corrected version of the app to Apple, Google, and Amazon. The corrected version has been released by Apple and Google into the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store but Amazon has not yet rolled it out to the Amazon App Store. Kindle Fire users looking for the Axis 360 app in the Amazon App Store may receive a message that the Kindle Fires are no longer compatible with Axis 360. This is not correct. We do not currently have any indication from Amazon about when they will release the corrected app.”  –statement issued from eRead IL, 4/18/17

It is suspected the issue will be resolved soon.