Library Cards for Students, Employees, and Community Members

Borrowing privileges are extended to students and employees of and community members who reside in the Moraine Park Technical College District. An MPTC photo ID or other photo ID is required for borrowing materials.

Students and employees will not need to be issued library cards, since their information is placed in the library system upon enrollment or employment.

For community members, a current, government issued photo ID is required to serve as a library card and the ID number will be entered into the member’s library record.

Loan Terms

For Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff

  • Audiovisual materials, such as DVDs and related guides: two weeks or as requested
  • Books: two weeks, one renewal, or as requested
  • Equipment, such as laptops and cameras: loan period varies by equipment. Equipment is not for personal use. Reservations for equipment are recommended but not required. Equipment forstudent use is to be checked out by a supervising instructor, who would be held responsible for that equipment.
  • Magazines: three days, excluding the current issue, no renewal
  • Reference, newsletters, and newspapers: library use only
  • Reserves: loan period varies by course

For Students

  • Audiovisual materials, such as DVDs and related guides: two weeks, no renewal
  • Books: two weeks, one renewal
  • Equipment, such as laptops and cameras: library use only
  • Magazines: three days, excluding the current issue, no renewal
  • Reference, newsletters, and newspapers: library use only
  • Reserves: loan period varies by course but many materials are for library use only.

For Community Members

  • Audiovisual materials, such as DVDs and related guides: library use only
  • Books: two weeks, one renewal
  • Equipment, such as laptops and cameras: only for community organizations
  • Magazines: three days, excluding the current issue, no renewal
  • Reference, interlibrary loan materials, newsletters, and newspapers: library use only
  • Reserves: student and employee use only

Loan Renewals

Materials can be renewed by logging in to the catalog at morainepark.edu/encore with your MPTC ID number and first or last name.

Renewals are not allowed if:

  • someone else has requested the material
  • the item is overdue
  • there are fines or fees on your account

Returning Materials

Both Moraine Park and interlibrary loan materials may be returned to any campus library during business hours. There are no outside or after hours drop boxes for returning materials.

Requesting Materials

The online catalog for the MPTC library includes materials located at all three campus libraries. Materials can be sent to any campus for pickup. Please allow adequate time for your request, since deliveries are only made on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

A patron may request material that is checked out to another patron.

Interlibrary loan requests may be made for materials not owned by MPTC. Please ask any staff member for help with requesting materials. A $5 fee will be charged for interlibrary loan print and AV materials that are not picked up by the requestor, since MPTC is charged for each request by the lending library. Books and media acquired for non-program registered individuals will be Library Use Only.

Reserves

Instructors may place materials on the reserve shelf at one or all campus library for student use. Reserve materials not restricted to library use only will have a loan period set by the

instructor and a $.50 per day overdue charge. Students should contact their campus library to confirm their course’s reserve materials are available at the library they intend to use.

Student and Community Member Fines

$0.10 per day for general collection materials for the first two weeks
$0.50 per day for reserve materials for the first two weeks
Overdue notices are sent one day after the material is due.
A second notice is sent one week after the material is due.

Materials overdue more than two weeks will be considered lost and a third notice with replacement cost charges for the materials will be mailed.

A hold will be placed on a student’s record for lost material charges, which will prevent the student from registering or receiving transcripts. Community member accounts with lost materials will be reported to legal authorities.

If lost materials are returned, then the replacement cost for the material will be removed from the patron’s charges. Overdue fines are assessed when the lost material is returned and must be paid to remove a hold on a student’s record.

Employee Fines

Fines are not charged to faculty and staff. However, upon leaving employment, all materials must be returned or replacement costs will be assessed and withheld from pay. Faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff overdue notices are sent by email.

 

10/16/2015