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Library Service for Faculty—Cambridge Campus

Bibliographic Instruction

Instruction in Information Literacy & the research process is available upon request for access to MnPALS &  MnLink catalogs, and databases such as EbscoHost’s  Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, HWWilson Art & CINAHL;  eHRAF World Cultures;  ERIC;  JSTOR;  or Proquest’s National News, Historical News, & Psyc Journals.  Instructors are encouraged to bring their students to the library and use its many resources. Please contact Librarian Bonnie Boese.


Reference Assistance is available for all students, faculty and staff to assist in the research process. Students & faculty off campus who need help may email the librarian. I will try to respond within 24 hours.

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

InterLibrary Loan from all libraries throughout the state is available for faculty, staff and students who need materials not available in our library. Faculty/Staff may request audiovisual materials listed as MCCFVC (MnSCU Cooperative Film & Video Consortium) for a specific showing date through ILL (or contact Bonnie). Audiovisual materials from libraries outside of MCCFVC may also be available through ILL at the discretion of the lending library--request for specific dates is not guaranteed. InterLibrary Loan of books is generally for a period of three weeks, set by the lending library. Periodical articles are generally sent to the library as photocopies, but electronic articles may be sent by request to the patron's email address (if it is listed in the student's registration record).

Faculty Loan Period

Faculty may borrow materials from CCLibrary for the entire semester unless the material is on HOLD for another patron. Materials must be renewed or returned by the end of the semester or the replacement cost of the item will be assessed to the patron's record. When the items are renewed or returned, all charges will be removed.

Collection Development

Faculty are welcome to make recommendations on the purchase of print & non-print library materials to support the curriculum.  Choice reviews is routed monthly to faculty members who request to be on the routing list.  Faculty are encouraged to mark recommended titles with a  Post-it so that their requests are not missed. Contact Librarian Bonnie Boese for assistance.

Reserve Materials

Faculty may place either personal or library materials on RESERVE in the library to make them accessible for a limited time to the entire class. Please use the Reserve form or contact Martha Muehlhauser or Bonnie for assistance. Allowing 24 hours for processing is appreciated

Virtual Library Access

Our library catalog MnPALS and many other online resources located in the various research Pathfinders are accessible from remote locations 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Your ID is also your library card. To access MnPALS ILL, periodical indexes, Films on Demand, etc from home, enter the barcode on the back of your  ID and your last name as your password (up to 8 letters). Need help? Contact Librarian Bonnie Boese .