The Mountain View College library promotes teaching and learning by providing educational resources, instruction, and services in support of the college curriculum. It also seeks to foster the intellectual, professional, cultural, and personal growth of the entire college community.

Contact Information

Circulation and borrowing assistance: 214-860-8669

Telephone reference assistance: 214-860-8527

Email: mvclibrary@dcccd.edu

Website:  mountainviewcollege.edu/library

Hours

Regular Semester

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Sunday: Closed

Summer Semester

Monday - Thursday:  7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Mini-mester

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

 

Services

Research Assistance

Reference librarians instruct students to use research tools and strategies to locate, document, and present credible information in assignments. Call the reference desk (214-860-8527) to schedule a consultation with a librarian.

Online Research

  • Locate books, ebooks, media materials and more, using the library catalog.
  • Locate credible information using online databases.
  • Learn to cite sources properly.
  • Improve library skills with online research tutorials.
  • Consult with a librarian, using the "Ask a Librarian" email reference service.

 Borrowing Books and Library Materials

Registered students may borrow up to ten books at a time and use them for three weeks. The books may be renewed for an additional three weeks if no one else has requested the book(s). Students may request materials from other DCCCD libraries by clicking the "Sign in for more options Sign in" function located under the "Get It" section found in the library catalog. A current DCCCD student ID card or other valid picture ID is required to check out materials from the library. 

Library Computers

For online research, there are desktop computers and wireless Internet access.  Minors under the age of 18 not affiliated with a college sponsored program may not use computers.

Printing and Photocopies

To print from the library computers or to scan or make photocopies in the library, students must create a print/copy account. The account may be set up in the library or in the instructional labs using a student ID and either a credit card or dollar bill. The cost of print or copy is 10¢ per page.  Scanning is 5¢ per page.  The scanned document can only be emailed to the student's DCCCD email account.

Group Study Rooms

MVC Library has 3 group study rooms available for reservation by students and faculty. Two large group study rooms are for groups of 2 – 8.  One small group study room is for 1 – 2 persons and also requires a reservation. Reservations can be made via telephone or in person at the Circulation Desk using a valid student or photo ID.   Each student entering the group study room will be asked for a photo ID which will be held at the Circulation Desk during the session.