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Reference Services


Experienced, knowledgeable professionals are available to meet your information needs. Reference librarians and staff can help you:

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  • Locate information on a variety of topics.
  • Provide help to find and use reference and circulating books, magazines, newspapers, and other printed resources.
  • The Interlibrary Loan Department can provide extensive service for items not owned by our MCLINC libraries. Requests for these materials may be placed at the Reference Desk.
  • Instruct in the use of the online catalog, online research resources and other library equipment and technology.
  • Assist students with school and research projects.
  • Provide extensive resources for businesses and job seekers.
  • Advise teachers about available resources for class assignments. Teachers are encouraged to contact the Reference Department with school assignment alerts.
  • Refer patrons to organizations and agencies that may provide further assistance and information
  • Provide access to government publications and online government research resources through the Federal and State depository programs.
  • Recommend books and other materials for enjoyment or research.
  • Recommend online research resources.