MHC Library FAQ

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How do I access my library account?

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Your library account allows you to: view your checked out items and due dates renew items place a hold on an item in the library collection view library fines and pay them create personal library lists Logging into your library account requires: 1)  Your library barcode. The 14-digit number is located at the bottom of your student ID card. It is also listed under the personal information section... read more


How can I pay my library fines?

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Pay by cash at the library service desk. Pay online. This link can also be found within your Library Account. Once you are logged in, click on "Library Links" located in the top right (beside your name), and choose "Online Fine Payments". ... read more


Where do I get a student ID card?

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Student ID cards are issued at the library service desk. ***Please note that due to COVID-19 we request that students activate their Virtual Student ID card instead of getting a physical card.*** Virtual Student ID cards are now displayed within your student dashboard. Students are required to upload a photo to activate this card. Please follow the guidelines within dashboard when submitting your ... read more


How do I add money to my printing account?

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Medicine Hat Campus There are two ways to add money to your printing account: Bring cash to the library service desk. On a drop-in computer on the Medicine Hat campus, click on the "Printing" icon located on the desktop and add money using a credit card. Brooks Campus There are two ways to add money to your printing account: Bring cash to the library service desk. At the Brooks campus main o... read more


What are the current COVID-19 restrictions within the library?

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With public health restrictions in Alberta recently lifted, the MHC Library is ready to welcome back students, faculty, and staff at full capacity. Here is a quick breakdown of what we are asking during this time: Physical distancing and masks are required If you are sick please stay home If you need technical assistance we ask that you maintain physical distancing while we work through your prob... read more


Where can I find my library barcode?

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Your library barcode is a 14-digit number located on your student ID card near the bottom of the card. It is also listed under the personal information section in your student Dashboard.... read more


What are my printing options in the library?

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Medicine Hat campus printers: You can print from any of the Medicine Hat library drop-in computers, the printer options are: Printer Name Features Cost Library_BW Black & White Letter Legal $0.10/side Library_BW2 Black & White Letter $0.10/side Library_Colour Colour Letter $0.50/side Library_T520 (Wide Format) Colour 3’ x * (Horizontal) x (Vertical) ... read more


How can I use the 3D printer?

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Available at the Medicine Hat campus: Anyone can use the printer however, the computer is password protected and you need to complete the workshop to acquire the password. Students/Staff/Faculty: Complete the workshop here through Blackboard. Remember to ENROLL within the course to be able to take the test. Community Members: Please contact the Library Technology Specialist – Carly Ridgewell (crid... read more


What can I borrow from the library?

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Use your valid student/staff ID card, alumni card or community library card, to borrow books, magazines, media, curriculum support materials and more. Please visit the Borrowing webpage for more information. Check the library collection to see what is available. ... read more


Can I borrow library items during COVID-19?

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Yes, in accordance with guidance from Alberta Health Services, we have implemented contactless borrowing of library items. To borrow an item, place a request for the item either by: placing a hold through your library account emailing circulation@mhc.ab.ca You will be notified through your MHC email that the item is ready to be picked up and item will be available for 24 hours. After 24 hours yo... read more


How do I renew or extend the loan period for a book or other library items I have signed out?

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You can renew your library items by: Online: by accessing Your Library Account.  For information on how to access your account, please visit the Library Account webpage. email: circulation@mhc.ab.ca phone: 403.529.3867 ... read more


How do I place a hold on a library item?

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1) Search the library collection for the item you are looking for. 2)  Locate the item in the list of results and check the availability. A hold can be placed on items that are: "Available" - the item will be retrieved by library staff and placed on the hold shelf for you to pick up at the library "Checked Out" - when the item is returned, you will be notified through your MHC email that the item... read more


How do I get into the databases to view articles and eBooks from off campus, my number does not work?

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The "Please Sign In" screen, requires a library barcode, this 14-digit barcode is located near the bottom of your student ID card and it is also listed under the personal information section in your student Dashboard.  Enter the 14-digit barcode number, then click "Sign In Now" and you will have access to the content. If you get the "Sign In Problem" screen, stating "The number you entered was i... read more


Where can I scan a document in the library?

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Medicine Hat campus library: Type of Scanner Location Features Flatbed Scanner 1 Accessibility Station Good for bound texts and awkward sized documents. Flatbed Scanner 2 Library Lab Good for bound texts and awkward sized documents. Document Feeder Library Lab Good for multiple loose letter/legal pages. Troubleshooting Tips: If the scanner doesn't appear to be ... read more


How do I get an Alumni card?

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Alumni of MHC can register for an Alumni card online at https://www.mhc.ab.ca/Alumni_Friends       ... read more


Why can't I see the library videos or my course reserves? (Microsoft Streams)

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Note: The product that the college uses to host videos is called Microsoft Streams, this service is available only to current students, staff and faculty.   If you are having issues viewing videos, first confirm that you are logged into your college account within Microsoft. (For students this will be your mymhc.ca account and for staff/faculty your mhc.ab.ca account.) To confirm which Microsoft a... read more


How do I request a book or article that the MHC library does not have?

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1) Search the library catalogue for the book or article you are looking for. Use the filter options on the left hand side to limit the results to the format (book, article, etc.) you looking for. 2) Click on the title of the item. If the MHC library does not have the item, it will show "Held by other libraries worldwide" and will display a "Request Item From Another Library" button. 3) Click on th... read more


Where is the 24 hour computer lab located?

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The 24-hour computer lab is located on the Medicine Hat campus in Room B244.  **College currently closes at 11 pm**... read more


Where can I find information about citing in APA, MLA, or Chicago style?

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Check out the MHC library web page on Citation. Here you will find information, links, and video tutorials explaining the citation style and how to use the style in your assignments. If you have further questions, please contact the library: Book an Appointment email: reference@mhc.ab.ca IM/Chat Service ... read more


What are course reserves and where are they located?

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What are course reserves? A course reserve is supplementary material that is assigned by your instructor.  These materials can include articles, books, and media. Materials on reserve typically have a short loan period to allow for a class to share the resource.  Where are course reserves located? Check your course outline or contact your instructor for information on where your course reserve is ... read more


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