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Welcome to the Jay-Rollins Library at McMurry University where we provide resources, reference assistance and support for student and faculty research and patrons of the Abilene Library Consortium. You will find over 150,000 books, 80 plus databases, 240 plus journals, magazines and newspapers and friendly staff. In addition the AEC (Academic Enrichment Center), MOVE support staff and Instructional Design Specialist are located in the first floor Learning Commons.

We are part of the Abilene Library Consortium providing our patrons with access to the Library collections of Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University, Howard Payne University and the Abilene Public Libraries. A courier runs Monday thru Friday transporting books between libraries. You may place holds on materials in the Consortium Libraries using our online catalog.

If you need materials from Libraries outside of the Consortium (Inter-Library Loans) contact our Reference Librarian at 793-4683.


Orientation tours and Library instruction are offered to interested persons and groups. Arrangements can be made with the Reference Librarian. This can take place in the Library or in the classroom.

New books are displayed for short periods of time on the first floor in the Bound Periodicals area.

Current Periodicals are located across from the Circulation desk

The Reference Collection is on the Mezzanine. The majority of the Main Collection is on the 2nd floor.

The Media Coordinator is located in Old Main 151 and will work with faculty and students  on accessing equipment for media projects. The Library's collection of CD's, DVD's & Videos is available at the Circulation desk.

Four Special Collections are found on the 2nd floor. The J.W. Hunt Collection of Texana and the Southwest, the Yeats Collection, and the Clement Collection are located in the Hunt Archives. The McWhiney Foundation Research Collection is located on the east side of the 2nd floor.

Our Library is wireless. Twelve networked computers are available to students and staff and are located on the first floor. Log-in requires a current MCM network ID and password. Four public access computers are available on the first floor and do not require log-in.

Printers are located by the Circulation desk and in front of the AEC. They are linked to student accounts and students start out with 600 print credits a semester, (1 credit for black & white, 10 credits for color). The AEC has a fax machine and a color printer.  More print credits can be purchased from the AEC and the Computer Information office in Cooke 103 at 5 cents a credit.

A Copy Machine is located across from the Circulation Desk. Copies are 10 cents a page and require cash. The copier will also make two sided copies.

Microfilm copying is available for 10 cents a page. Complete the forms located next to the MFM Readers (located in the Communication Production Area on the first floor) and take the forms to the Circulation desk. One of the Library staff will make your copies.

For further assistance contact:    Circulation-- 793-4692 /   Reference -- 793-4683




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