MCC-Maple Woods Library
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156
Fall & Spring Semesters
All physical library locations are closed. The libraries will continue to provide online resources and services, including Ask a Librarian. Please keep all checked out items for now; the libraries will suspend any billing and fines for overdue materials. Consult MCC’s Coronavirus page for the latest updates.
MCC Library Mission
The Libraries support the MCC mission by providing services and resources that strengthen and enhance instructional services.
- 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
Build up your research skills with this course:
- LIBR 100 Introduction to Library and Online Research (1Cr.)
- Meets MW 1:00-1:50 p.m. in LR 225 in the Maple Woods Library (second 8 weeks)
All students enrolled at MCC-Maple Woods are eligible to receive a library card. It is a permanent card to be used while you are actively enrolled at MCC-Maple Woods. It takes only a few minutes to obtain and there is no fee for the initial card.
Your MCC-Maple Woods library card enables you to check out most circulating materials at any of the KC-Towers cluster libraries. This includes all of the Metropolitan Community College libraries, Avila University's Hooley-Bundschu Library, William Jewell's Curry Library, the library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Park University's McAfee Memorial Library, Rockhurst University's Greenlease Library, St. Paul School of Theology's Dawson Library, the Kansas City Art Institute's Jannes Library, and the libraries at Conception Abbey, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Missouri Western State University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, North Central Missouri College, and Northwest Missouri State University. You may place online requests for materials from these and other statewide academic libraries as well, using the MOBIUS online catalog. Other types of Interlibrary Loan allow you to request materials from academic and public libraries nationwide. These privileges are open to you during each academic semester in which you are enrolled. Ask at the circulation desk for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a system which allows library patrons to obtain books from other libraries.
Who may use this service?
Students and employees of the Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC) may use this service. MCC is a member of MOBIUS and other library consortia, and participates in OCLC, an international bibliographic database and lending service. Persons not affiliated with MCC should contact their local public library or academic library to inquire about ILL services.
What can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan?
ILL usually involves books and articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals. Reference materials, nonprint items, and entire issues of journals are generally not available through Interlibrary Loan.
How long does it take?
Delivery time varies due to distance, courier services, and item availability. Plan ahead and order early to ensure that needed materials arrive in time.
What does it cost?
KC-Towers and MOBIUS loans are always free, but there may be fees for other types of interlibrary loans. The library will advise you of any fee before ordering an item.
How do I pick up ILL items?
You will be notified through Student E-mail when the item arrives in the library. All materials must be picked up at the library which ordered the item for you.
How long may I keep the item?
The return date will be marked on each item. Items should be returned to the library at MCC-Maple Woods on time to avoid charges.
How do I order materials through ILL?
Requests from MOBIUS can be made directly from the MOBIUS online catalog using either the library's or your own computer. Other ILL requests must be made at the circulation desk at the library. Contact the library for details.
LIBR 100- Introduction to Library and Online Research - MW 1-1:50 p.m. (Check current Schedule of Classes for more information)
This is a library course designed to familiarize students with the variety of information resources available to them to satisfactorily complete college assignments and to enhance the skills necessary to locate, manage, and evaluate these resources.