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Library Service Hours:

  • Spring 2022 term: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Friday.
  • Summer 2022 term: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; Closed Fridays.

Please check MCC's Coronavirus page for additional detailed updates.


MCC-Longview Library
500 SW Longview Rd.
Lee's Summit, Mo. 64081

Phone: 816.604.2080
Fax: 816.672.2087

Schedule a virtual research appointment with a librarian

MCC Library Mission: The Libraries support the MCC mission by providing services and resources that strengthen and enhance instructional services.

Specific Charges:

  • Provide library instruction for finding and evaluating information resources in class or in a one-to-one environment
  • Recruit, hire and retain a knowledgeable staff of effective, caring, service-oriented professionals
  • Acquire and organize collections of material and information in print, non-print and digital formats to support the MCC curriculum and life-long learning
  • Provide optimum facilities for individual study, group work and research needs
  • Provide interlibrary loan services to expand local resources

Who may borrow material from MCC-Longview Library

  • Currently enrolled credit students with no outstanding fines or overdue books.
  • Students, faculty and staff members of any of the Metropolitan Community College Campuses
  • Students and faculty of MOBIUS institutions.
  • Persons not affiliated with MCC may borrow MCC-owned materials through their public library's interlibrary loan department.

Loan Periods

Books:    Four Weeks
Periodicals:   Library Use Only
Reference Books:   Library Use Only
Reserve Items:   Designated by Instructor


Books may be renewed two times unless there are outstanding requests.

Overdue Fines

Circulating Books   $ .10/day
Reserve Items   $ 1/day
Interlibrary Loan Books   Varies
Reserve Items   Designated by Instructor

NOTE: Student records will be restricted until all fines are paid.

Replacement Costs

MCC $45
Kansas City Cluster $75
ILL & Statewide MOBIUS $120


The library has more than 80 student access computers and laptops that are available for research purposes. Most are equipped with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Library computers are not intended for recreational use and students are required to follow the college Acceptable Use Policy. No refunds are made for user printing errors.

Wireless High Speed Access

A wireless high-speed Internet connection is available to students in the library. Students will need a personal laptop or device with wireless capability.

Electronic Resources

More than 40 databases on a wide variety of academic subjects are available to be accessed either in the library or off-campus. These electronic databases include full-text articles and abstracts from thousands of magazines, journals and newspapers. There are also thousands of digital e-books and digital audiobooks available in the online library catalog.

Reserve Materials

Many Longview faculty members place items on reserve in the library for their classes. The faculty members designate the loan periods and use restrictions; some may be for library use only. Faculty members follow copyright laws when placing items on reserves. Reserve items may include supplemental readings as well as DVDs. Reserve items are listed in the online library catalog. A current student ID card is necessary to use reserve materials.

Interlibrary Loan

Print resources from the other Metropolitan Community College campus libraries are available through the Kansas City online catalog. Kansas City is part of the MOBIUS consortium of Missouri academic libraries. Any current MCC student or employee may request library materials directly through either the Kansas City catalog or the MOBIUS sites. Interlibrary loan requests for books not found in the MCC, Kansas City or MOBIUS catalogs may be placed through Longview Library.  Periodical, magazine and newspaper articles not owned by Longview Library may also be requested.

Reference Assistance

Please call the information desk at 816.604.2080 for help with research assignments, online resources and other reference questions.

Information Literacy Instruction and Tours

Faculty members may contact the library to schedule an information literacy instruction and a library tour for their classes. 48-hour notice is needed for adequate preparation. Please submit a class assignment before each instruction. All information literacy instructions take place in the Library, room 115 unless other arrangements are made.

Reference by Appointment

Students who need more in-depth reference assistance may request a Reference-by-Appointment session. This is a half-hour, one-on-one research assistance session with a reference librarian. The librarian will guide you through resources that might be useful for your assignment, suggest alternative search terms for your topic and assist you with the interlibrary loan process. To schedule a reference appointment, contact the information desk at 816.604.2080.


Longview Community College Library complies fully with all of the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C.) and its amendments. The library supports the Fair Use section of the Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. 107) which permits and protects citizens' rights to reproduce and make other uses of copyrighted works for the purposes of teaching, scholarships and research.


Use of Computers

Computer users are required to follow the MCC college use guidelines and the Morenet acceptable use policy. Computers are for research and course assignment use.  Refunds are not made for user printer errors.

Copy Machines

Copy machines are provided for the purpose of copying items that are Library Use Only as well as other material. Cost is $.10 page.

Unsupervised Children

As institutions of higher education, the Metropolitan Community Colleges attempt to provide environments, which promote learning for the students that are served. The library environment normally is not an appropriate place for children. Library staff may request that children be removed from the library, if necessary. Leaving your child unsupervised in the library while you are in class could place your child at risk. Therefore, students are prohibited from leaving a child unattended. Unattended children will be reported to the campus police and the parent/guardian responsible could face disciplinary action.

Food/Drink Policy

Food is not allowed in the library. Drinks with lids are acceptable. Please confine all other eating and drinking to the campus cafeteria or designated areas in other campus buildings.

Smoking/Tobacco Policy

All campus buildings are smoke free. There is to be no smoking or use of chewing tobacco by students, employees or visitors in any building, including the library.