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 Click on "request item" on another school's book for delivery to MHC!

You can also search the catalog by genre!

Haven't got a specific author in mind, but want to browse titles in a specific genre?   Use the library catalog's Advanced search form.  Use one of the "Keywords anywhere" drop down menus to select "genre" then enter the name of a genre (e.g., fantasy, mystery, science fiction, young adult, etc.) in the adjacent box.  Use the Format menu to select "Books" then click "Go" to run your search.

Worldcat - beyond the 5 Colleges

Use the "Search MH Links" link to search the Five College Catalog or request a book through inter-library loan.

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Google Books- search and access SOME book full text online

Use the "find in a library" link to discover if MHC owns a book

Reading Call Numbers

  • N - describes the subject area: read in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic: read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication: read in chronological order

Example of call number order:

N66 .B634 1999
NA 9 .A34 2005
NA 20 .G4 2001
NA 100.G411.2001
NA 100 .G47 2008

    MHC Book Locations


    See a LITS map

    Levels 1-7 Williston

    Levels 1-7 Miles-Smith

    Stevens Music and Dance Library: Pratt Hall

    • Music (M)

    Image Credits

    Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form