• Library Hours

    Mon—Thu     8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Fri     8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
    Sat     9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    Sun     1 to 5 p.m. 
  • Printing and Copying

    Patrons who wish to print will now be able to purchase credits stored on unique, re-loadable Morton College Printing Debit Cards..

    Policy On Appropriate and Inappropriate Use of Campus Computing Facilities

    The first priority for use of the computers in the Morton College Library is for academic research and support of College-related study.

    According to the Morton College Code of Student Conduct in the Morton College Catalog, the following is not allowed:

    Abuse of computer time including but not limited to unauthorized entry into a file to use, read or change the contents; unauthorized transfer of a file; unauthorized use of another individuals identification and password; unauthorized use of copyrighted material received or transferred over the network; use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member of College official; use of computing facilities to send or receive obscene or abusive messages; use of computing facilities to access obscene Internet sites; use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the College computing system; and use of computing facilities for personal profit or gain.
    If a library user has been advised of these regulations and persists to violate the Code of Student Conduct, library staff will call Campus Safety to seek assistance in removing the user. In addition, if the user is a student and repeatedly visits the Library and violates the College Code, he/she will be reported to the Associate Dean of Student Success for any disciplinary action.


    Guidelines for Patrons with Children

    The staff of the Morton College Library welcomes customers with children under the age of 16. However, to protect your children, as well as the rights and privileges of other library library patrons, we ask that you observe the following guidelines and recommendations:

    Do not leave children unattended. Never allow children out of your eyesight if they are under the age of 16.

    Please remember that you are responsible for the protection and safety of your child. The library does not have adequate staff to monitor children nor, in any case, can staff act in loco parentis. The library is a potentially dangerous place for children, filled with heavy objects, electrical equipment, and power outlets. The library is open to the public and, as in any public place; it is not possible to identify who is entering the building or what their intent may be. In addition, please be advised that we do not have full-time security. It is the responsibility of the parent to anticipate and avoid dangerous and disruptive situations.

    Library Staff may request identification to verify the age of any unaccompanied child. If the unaccompanied child does not have identification that documents his or her age, the Campus Safety will be called to assist the staff in locating a parent or guardian and ensuring the safety of the child.

    Like all patrons, children are expected to use the library in a quiet, orderly manner. Please remind children not to disrupt the work and study of other patrons or the staff. Any disorderly patron may be asked to leave.

    Patrons should bring appropriate reading material from home for children. The Morton Library collects college and research library materials, unlike the public library which collects materials for K-12th grade homework support.

    Always accompany children to the restrooms.

    Children under the age of 16 are allowed to use computers only when closely supervised by their parent or guardian. Parents are especially advised to supervise any child under the age of 16 in his/her use of Internet resources.

    With planning, both you and your children can have a safe and pleasant trip to the library. The library staff thanks you for your cooperation.

    Listed below are alternative libraries that have sections especially for children:

    Food and Drink Policy

    Dry snacks and COVERED drinks are allowed.

    Delivery of food from area restaurants is not allowed.

    Thanks for helping us keep the Morton College Library clean and sanitary!

    Policy on the Use of Group Study Rooms

    Morton College has a very limited number of group study rooms on the second floor of the library. These seven rooms are intended to provide students with space to conduct collaborative academic work. They are not intended for social gatherings, classes or other extra-curricular activities. To help ensure that these rooms remain available for all students, please review and abide by the policies below:

    • Use of the rooms is limited to enrolled Morton College students.
    • Study rooms are available for booking on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid Morton College ID/library card (with barcode). The card must be left at the library Circulation Desk while the room is in use.
    • Rooms are booked in two hour increments. One additional two-hour renewal is allowed if no one is waiting for a room. Rooms must be vacated at the end of the booked time. No group or individual may use a room beyond four hours a day.
    • Use of the larger study rooms (Cicero and Morton) is restricted to groups of three students or more. No single users are permitted in the Cicero or Morton Rooms. All members of the group must be present at the time the booking begins.
    • NO FOOD or open drinks are allowed in the Study Rooms at any time. Only covered drinks are permitted. Users observed with food will be asked to vacate the room and move to the cafe or cafeteria.
    • Users should not leave the library during their two hour increment, nor should belongings be left unattended. The library staff is not responsible for loss, theft or damage of personal items.
    • Library conduct applies to the Study Rooms. Users should not disturb other library patrons with excessive noise. Study Rooms should be left clean and free of trash. Damage to the Study Rooms or equipment will be the responsibility of those using the rooms.