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Resources for Students at MCCC

As a WPUNJ student at MCCC, you have access to the same resources as WPUNJ students who are based at the Wayne campus. Use Search All on the library homepage to search the entire library collection-books, ebooks, streaming videos, articles and more- with one search. To view or access many of the items in your result list, you simply need to enter your WPUNJ username and password. You also have the option to search in a specific database for information and details about how to do this are included below.

Using Databases

You can also limit your search to a specific database, such as PsycInfo or Proquest Education Database, by selecting from the Databases dropdown menu and choosing the subject area or by searching for a database by name. Your WPUNJ username and password will be required for access. A reference librarian will provide assistance in selecting and using any of these databases. For tips on searching databases, please see the Library Tutorials page.

Course Reserves

Reserves are materials set aside at a professor's request to supplement course texts. To locate reserve materials, select Course Reserves from the Search All dropdown on library homepage. Search by faculty name, course number or subject. When provided by faculty, print reserves are available at the MCCC Library circulation desk. Electronic reserves and streaming videos are available online to all students enrolled in the course.

Materials at the Cheng Library

Books & Media: If you need a book or media item (DVD, CD) that is located at Cheng Library, simply complete a Book/Media Delivery Services Request form. Note that media requests may have some restrictions if scheduled for use by other courses. Loan periods are usually 4 weeks, but may vary by material type. We work with students directly to coordinate delivery of materials. Books and media may be returned to the MCCC Library.

Articles: As you search in our databases to locate articles, you will find lots of full text content online. You may also find that some articles are only available in print or as microform. You may request copies of these articles using our Interlibrary Loan/Article Copy service portal to complete the copy request form. Copies are usually delivered to you via this portal within 48 hours. Not sure if we have the article you need? Change the Search All dropdown on our homepage to Journal Search to see what’s available (Tutorial).

Interlibrary Loan

Books and Media: To submit a request, simply complete a Book/Media Delivery Services Request form. We work with students directly to coordinate delivery of materials. Books and media may be returned to the MCCC Library for return delivery service. The Interlibrary Loan home page provides additional information pertaining to policies and procedures about using this service.

Articles: Sometimes the article you find in one of our databases are not available in full-text. You can request these articles from other libraries using the Interlibrary Loan/Article Copy Service portal. Simply fill out the appropriate New ILL Request form, and a copy of the article will be delivered to you, often within 1-3 business days.

For more help, check out our Interlibrary Loan & Article Copy Service @ the Cheng Library tutorial!

Use of Other Libraries

Mercer County Community College Library

As alumni of MCCC you have access to and may continue to use the Library with your MCCC alumni card.

Reciprocal Borrowing

WPU students can borrow directly from NJIT, Rowan, Stockton and TCNJ libraries using their William Paterson ID Card. Additional reciprocal borrowing arrangements exist with other New Jersey academic libraries through the VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Program. The VALE program allows undergraduate students to borrow materials upon presentation of a William Paterson ID card and a letter from Lending Services ( or 973-720-3180).

For information about additional agreements we have with other libraries, please visit the Use of Other Libraries page.

Research Help

The Contact Us button on our homepage lists a variety of options for obtaining assistance.

In addition to contacting the library, you should view the Resources by Subject menu to locate research guides for specific courses or disciplines.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Library, refer to our Library Staff Directory or contact our Reference Desk for assistance.

Each academic department also has a liaison librarian, to support students in that subject area, if you would like help with a particular subject area:

Academic Department Liaison Librarian
Elementary & Early Childhood Education Neil Grimes
Liberal Studies Nancy Weiner
Psychology Bill Duffy

For a full list of Cheng Library liaison librarians, visit our Liaison Directory