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McCarthy Library Website: BOOKS & MORE


The library provides access to millions of eBooks in diverse subjects. Some you can access with your campus login and others require a library card. 

Print Books

Circulating books - books from the main shelves.

  • Can be checked out for 3 weeks. If no one has placed a hold on the item, you can renew the loan in your library account or by contacting the library. 
  • Up to 50 books can be borrowed at a time. 
  • Fees are currently suspended; however, the library has the right to request that a hold be placed on your ability to register for classes if you fail to return library materials.

Course reserves books - the library owns many of the books used in your classes which you can borrow for 2-hours at a time from the library. For more information please see this page. 

Reference Collection - the library has a large print collection of refence materials (encyclopedia, dictionaries, maps & atlases, etc.). These books can not be taken out of the library. For online reference, please see our reference databases

Book Donations

Donation Policy

If you would like to make a donation, please contact the library.