3. D.4. The institution provides to students and instructors the infrastructure and resources necessary to support effective teaching and learning (e.g. , technological infrastructure, scientific laboratories, libraries, performance spaces, clinical practice sites, museum collections, as appropriate to the institution’s offerings.
Miller College provides access to learning resources through two formats:
First, Miller College students may use KCC’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) which has over 60,000 books and media titles ; Michigan eLibrary Catalog (MelCat), to which Miller College and KCC subscribe for additional learning resources (See MelCat); and the Miller College Virtual Library (See Miller College Website). The Miller College Virtual Library consists of additional databases and resources that will facilitate upper-level research and scholarly activity. The College has contracted with the Michigan Library Consortium to develop and maintain the Miller College Virtual Library. Student use of these resources develops skills in adapting to changing environments. This facility provides an open computer commons, a variety of learning/studying spaces, a distance-learning lab, and a professional development center. Miller College students may use the LRC in the same manner and fashion as KCC students.
The second way learning resources are provided is a virtual format facilitating off-site student usage. Since Miller College has determined the need for additional library resources beyond those provided by the LRC, the College has a virtual library of additional databases directly available via the Miller College website at www.millercollege.edu. Students are able to access the LRC and Miller College resources from home or any other location 24 hours a day, seven days a week through internet connection.
Using the KCC Learning Resource Center (LRC) is part of The Miller College-KCC Agreement (See Student Handbook, Miller College-KCC Agreement (20 MB, PDF) ).
A Miller College student identification card validated for the current semester is required for checking out materials in the KCC LRC. Students are responsible for all materials borrowed. Books borrowed from the library have a circulation period of three weeks. CDs may be checked out for one week. Unbound magazines circulate for one day. Overdue fines are assessed for materials not returned on time. If the materials are lost, students are responsible for the replacement cost plus a processing fee. Holds are also placed on the Miller College student account. Non-payment of library fines may restrict access to registration, transcripts and other College services.
Reserve materials are placed on special circulation status upon the request of instructors whose students will need to use them extensively. The heavy circulation of these materials necessitates a fine of $1.00 per day on items overdue and the loss of further check-out privileges until the items are returned.
All items are checked out from the main Check- out Desk, Level 3. The library website lists hours of operation.
Interlibrary Loan and MeLCat
Occasionally, class assignments require books or magazine articles not readily available in the LRC. These items may be requested using either Interlibrary Loan or the Michigan e-Library service MeLCat. These items are then delivered to the library for student use for a defined time period. The librarians at the Information Desk can help students use these services.
The librarians are ready to help students use the online catalog and to find information on the internet. Questions may be asked online by chatting with a librarian at www.kellogg.edu/library.
Wireless Access and Laptop Loans
The library provides wireless access to the internet. Students can use their own laptop or borrow one from the Check-Out Desk. The library’s laptops are for use in the library. In addition, wireless access is available in the Mawby Center.
A copy machine is available near the LRC check-out desk for a fee of 10 cents per copy. A limited number of copies may also be made on the copy machine available outside of the Miller College Student Services Office.
The LRC offers the student many resources other than those physically onsite. This includes free e-book sites, magazine/journal databases, ready reference websites, general writing and research resources, and help resources for magazine searches. The LRC website, www.kellogg.edu/library, has comprehensive information for students regarding the library, its resources, and services.
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