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Wadsworth Library

Mission Statement

Wadsworth Library maintains a targeted collection of materials and delivers customized Information Literacy instruction to support Mount Ida College’s career-focused programs. By providing space for academic collaboration and individual study, information technology and training, and individualized reference services, the library equips students and faculty with the tools necessary for success in their fields.

Students looking at books on shelves of library.

Using the Library at Mount Ida College

• All members of the Mount Ida College community have access to all of the library’s resources, both on and off campus.
• Your Mount Ida College ID card is your library card; the number under the barcode is your library card number.
• Food and drink (non-alcoholic beverages) are allowed in the library. Feel free to snack while you study!
• The library has desktop computers and two copiers, both black and white and color, for printing, copying, and scanning.
• The library is part of the Minuteman Library Network, and Minuteman patrons are welcome to use materials through network transfer and in person.
• Talking on cell phones is not permitted in the library; please take all calls outside.

Library Networks

• Mount Ida College community members can are welcome at any library in the Minuteman Library Network, using their ID card as a Minuteman library card.
• All patrons can pick up and return Minuteman library materials at Wadsworth Library.
• The library staff will request to borrow any materials that students, faculty, or staff cannot find at Wadsworth Library or in the Minuteman Library Network through the OCLC, a global library cooperative.

Circulation of materials

• Most circulating materials (e.g. books) may be borrowed for a three-week period.
• You may borrow DVDs for one week.
• Current-issue periodicals, reserves and reference books are for in-library use only. Back-dated print journals and magazines may circulate for a three week period.
• Please see a librarian to use non-fiction audiovisual materials.
• You can renew materials online by logging into your Minuteman account.

Overdue or lost materials

• You will be fined 10 cents per day for each overdue title. The maximum overdue fine is $5.00 per item, unless the item is lost or damaged. Fines can be paid online.
• Patrons will be billed for cost of replacement plus a $15.00 processing fee for lost or damaged materials.
• Unpaid bills and non-returned materials will prevent you from borrowing additional materials from any Minuteman Library, including the Wadsworth Library.

Animals at Mount Ida

Patrons can bring only approved service animals into Wadsworth Library.

Mount Ida College is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with disabilities equal access to the College’s programs, services, and activities.  While animals are generally not permitted on campus, approved Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals may be allowed as a reasonable accommodation for a student or employee with disabilities.  Approved Service Animals are able to access College facilities with their owners.  Approved Emotional Support Animals (ESA) may be permitted in residential housing only.   Animals that are solely pets and kept for companionship are only permitted on the Mount Ida campus in public outdoor spaces, such as sidewalks.  For more information regarding animals on campus, please refer to the College’s Service Animal & Emotional Support Animal Accommodation Policy.