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My professor said that I have to read some materials on reserve. How do I find them?

Where are the quiet places in the library? Where can I find a room for my group to study?

How do I search article databases from off-campus?

How do I access online journals?

How do I borrow books or get copies of articles from other libraries?

How do I get a Library card?

My library books are due, but I still need them. Can I renew them?

Can you tell me who has this book checked out so that I can borrow it from him or her?

How do I make photocopies?

Can you give me information about copyright law?

Can I eat and drink in the library?

Where are the rest rooms?

Are there any job openings for students? 

I'm working on a research paper and need to find books and journal articles. Is there someone who can help me?

 

 

My professor said that I have to read some materials on reserve. How do I find them?
Click the Services tab and Find Materials on Reserve. Identify what you need to read and give the professor’s name and item’s title to the person seated behind the circulation desk. Check your syllabus if you're unsure of the item's title.

 

Where are the quiet places in the library? Where can I find a room for my group to study?
The basement and top floors are the quiet areas. The 24 hour study room or the tables on the main floor may be used for group study.

 

How do I search article databases from off-campus?
There are two methods depending upon if the Academy or the state of Maine pays for the database.  If you click Research at the top of the home page, and Database Articles, you’ll notice that many of the databases have asterisks next to the title. Those without asterisks are paid for by the Academy and require you to adjust your computer’s proxy settings to gain access. All databases with two asterisks are paid for by the state of Maine and require a simple registration to gain access. One asterisk means it’s not accessible from off-campus.

 

How do I access online journals?
You may browse by title or subject here. If you’re trying to access from off-campus, see the previous question. Some of our online journals require a username and password and are only available in the library.

 

How do I borrow books or get copies of articles from other libraries?
Use MaineCat to request books. When choosing the library, we are ME Maritime. Your library barcode is on the back of your student/staff ID. You can also search WorldCat and email the bibliographic information to library@mma.edu or print a copy and leave it at the desk with your name on it. To request articles, email the bibliographic information (article and publication title, author, page numbers, date, volume and issue number) to library@mma.edu. Check here before requesting to see if the article is available through a database or a paper journal.

 

How do I get a Library card?
If you are a student or employee of Maine Maritime Academy, you have one. Your library barcode number is on the back of your student/staff ID. If you are not a student or employee of Maine Maritime Academy but live in Maine, a courtesy card will be issued free of charge.

 

My library books are due, but I still need them. Can I renew them?
Yes, click Services and My Library Materials. Your library barcode is on the back of your student/staff ID. Academy Library books renew for four weeks or until the end of the semester, whichever comes first. MaineCat books cannot be renewed.

 

Can you tell me who has this book checked out so that I can borrow it from him or her?
Maine state law protects the privacy of the borrower so this is not information that can be shared. The library can email the individual and ask if s/he has finished the book.


How do I make photocopies?
Buy a photocopy card from a staff member. The cost is ten cents a copy with one dollar the minimum. You may also scan and print for free. There are two scanners on the main floor and one in the basement.

 

Can you give me information about copyright law?
The most comprehensive source of information about U.S. copyright is the U.S. Copyright Office. Their website will provide answers to most questions about copyright.

 

Can I eat and drink in the library?
Yes, but only on the main floor.

 

Where are the rest rooms?
Upstairs by the elevators and downstairs by the exit are where rest rooms are located.

 

Are there any job openings for students? 
Each semester, the library employs students having work study funds. A typical schedule is four hours per week. Please contact Caroline Hudson, Library Assistant, 326-2265 very early in the semester for more information.

 

I'm working on a research paper and need to find books and journal articles. Is there someone who can help me?
Yes, that’s why we’re here. Stop by, call 326-2263, email or make an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutting Memorial Library, Maine Maritime Academy, Box C-1, Pleasant Street, Castine, ME 04420 (207) 326-2263


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