The MCU Library is committed to supporting the university’s mission as a caring student-centered community of learning by providing convenient and effective access to high quality library services and programs, collections in a variety of formats and information resources designed to meet the intellectual and professional needs of the Marymount community. In keeping with this mission, the library seeks to:
A community resource
Marymount California University library is pleased to offer its library services to our Rancho Palos Verdes neighbors and extend borrowing privileges to our circulating print collection. Residents may obtain a library card by speaking to the librarian.
Marymount California University library is a member of the American Library Association, Online Computer Library Center and Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium. It offers reciprocal faculty borrowing privileges and reciprocal interlibrary loan privileges to SCELC member libraries.
Marymount California University Library supports the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights. All circulation and patron records, as well as other records identifying names of users with specific materials, are considered confidential.
Library computers are provided for course-related research and study. When all
computers are in use, those conducting academic work will be given priority. The library reserves the right to reclaim workstations being used for personal purposes (i.e., social networking, chat, gaming).
Although the MCU Library exists primarily to support faculty, staff and students, guest cards extending borrowing privileges may be issued to residents of neighboring Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. Guests are expected to adhere to library policies as follows:
As part of its mission, the library strives to create a welcoming environment where community members can study, work on individual projects and reflect.
The library functions as a teaching space, where community members can consult a librarian to locate and use research materials, and a service location, where community members and staff conduct business typical of library operations. It is expected that the normal conduct of business in the library will produce some noise, simply due to the small size of the facility. We expect that community members are mature enough to maintain respectful behavior while in the library. In those instances where necessary, please seek out a librarian for assistance in requesting lower tones in conversation and inappropriate conduct.
Examples of inappropriate conduct include:
– Loud and obnoxious conversations in large groups.
– Loud conversations on mobile phones.
– Inappropriate and offensive language.
In an effort to reduce noise, group study is encouraged outside the library, preferably within The Commons. Students will be encouraged to use outside facilities when seeking to conduct group activity in the library.
Students who repeatedly violate the library noise policy may be:
– Asked to leave the library.
– Reported to the Student Judicial System for disorderly conduct, violation of a college policy and/or failure to cooperate.
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Hours for summer/winter session
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