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What Can the Library Do for You?

In addition to our wealth of information resources, Morton College students, faculty, staff, and community residents are also able to take advantage of many other services offered by the library, including:

Personal Assistance

If you need help finding information for a paper, citing your sources, wish to set up a meeting with a research advisor, or require Blackboard or other technological assistance, Ask Us!

In Person

At Morton College Library, our highly trained staff will give you the guidance you need to be successful researchers and students. We will be happy to assist you at the Circulation Desk, Reference Desk, or Help Desk in the library.

You may also contact us via e-mail to: reference@morton.edu

First Floor

The first floor contains the largest computer lab on campus and numerous spaces available for student collaboration.

Faculty and Instructional Services

The Morton College Library exists primarily to meet the curricular needs of the college.  With this in mind, we provide a number of services to assist faculty such as library instruction sessions, tours, course reserves, course/assignment collaboration, and more.  For more details, please visit our Faculty Resource Section

Computers and Technology

In addition to the wealth of print materials that the library has on hand, we also have a lot of great computer resources. Below are of a few of the technological offerings at Morton College Library:

Computers- - Morton College Library houses the largest computer lab on campus. The library contains nearly 100 computers stationed in the library, equipped with both Microsoft Office and Internet access. All of the computers are open for use by the Morton College Community and no reservations are required.

Wifi- - Already have a computer and need to access the Internet? Free wi-fi is available throughout the library.

Laptops- - Laptops are also available for checkout at the front desk of the library. These can be used within the library for a period of 5 hours with options for renewal.

Hotspots- - Hotspots may be checked out by current Morton College students only.  These devices may be used to connect to the internet when off-campus.  Limited availability - contact library for current status of hotspot availability at reference@morton.edu or 708-656-8000 (ext. 2321).

Calculators- - may be checked out by current Morton College students only.

Digital Cameras- - Digital Cameras may be checked out by current Morton College students onlyLimited availability - contact library for current status of camera availability at reference@morton.edu or 708-656-8000 (ext. 2321).

Printing -  Students who have Morton College ID cards with a stripe in the back may use their cards for printing.  Such cards may be encoded at the Help Desk, while value may be added at the nearby vending machine (the machine only accepts $1 and $5 bills; change is available at the Circulation Desk).

Others who wish to print will now be able to purchase credits stored on unique, re-loadable Morton College Printing Debit Cards (cost of card is $1.00).

Copying and Scanning- -

Copy/Scan machines- -

The library has two photocopy machines.  Copies are $0.10 each.  In addition, you can use these machines to scan documents.  (Scanning is free of charge.  You will need a flash drive to save the scanned document.)

Faxing- - Visit the library front desk and we will fax any document for free.

Study Spaces - - The Morton College Library is also the college’s largest provider of student study areas and spaces.

Faculty Resources

Faculty may place books or other materials on reserve for their students by filling out a Reserve Request form online or at the Circulation desk. Items from the Morton College Library's collection can be placed on reserve, as well as materials from faculty members' personal collections. All materials will be removed from reserve at the end of each semester unless the library is instructed to renew the reserve.

The Morton College Library offers an online plagiarism prevention service for the Morton College Community called TurnItIn. This database is a proprietary system that instantly identifies papers containing unoriginal material and acts as a powerful deterrent to stop student plagiarism before it starts. Please note, to create an account, you will need the institutional account information for Morton College. Please contact the Instructional Technologist or a Reference Librarian at the library for that information. For more information on accessing this resource, please see the Turnitin Support Center.

The Library has 10 Webcams, 5 Wacom Tablets and 5 Document cameras for faculty to check out if needed.  Limited availability - contact library for current status of availability at reference@morton.edu or 708-656-8000 (ext. 2321).

Schedule A Class (Faculty)

Faculty may request workshops, tours, user instruction sessions, and classes tailored to their specific paper assignments or requests.

To schedule a class, contact us at (708) 656-8000 x2321 or email us at reference@morton.edu. In the email, please let us know what you would like us to teach and what learning goals you have for the instruction session. It could be something general such as a goal to give your students an overview of the library or something specific such as learning about a specific database or resource. Also, let us know if you would like for us to come to your classroom or if you are bringing your class to the library instruction room, which is equipped with computers for your students and an overhead projector for demonstrations. Librarians are also available to provide instruction sessions via Blackboard Collaborate for online courses.

Finally, please be sure to provide a contact name, email, and phone number in which we can reach you, so that we can work together to plan out the logistics of your instruction session.

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