Montgomery County Public Schools Visit Procedure

The Montgomery College Library offers library instruction in support of academic research projects from middle and high schools in the Montgomery County Public School district (MCPS).

Please submit your request at least one month before the desired visit date.

General Information

  • Chaperones must be present at each library instruction session. See Montgomery College's Protection of Minors website for more information and contacts.
  • Schools are responsible for making their own parking arrangements. Visit the College's Parking and Transportation web page for more information and contacts.
  • The MC Library is not legally responsible for personal injury or property loss that may occur while students are on campus.
  • Campus computers are not filtered.

Library Resources at Montgomery College

The MC Library can provide an instruction session on undergraduate-level research resources, including databases and print collections. This instruction session should not be the first, nor the primary, library instruction session for your students. Please work with your school library media specialist before requesting a session at Montgomery College.

Community User Cards

Learn how your students can get a community user card.

Learn how your students can get a community user card.

MCPS students must have a community user card in order to use library resources on-campus. Your students should come to the MC Library at least two weeks prior to their library session to apply for the community user card. Learn more about the process on our Community User Guidelines page.
MC Library Catalog

Learn how your students can use the MC Library Catalog and borrow materials.

Learn how your students can use the MC Library Catalog and borrow materials.

Anyone is able to access the MC Library Catalog online. In order to check out books and other materials, students must have community user cards. Visit our Borrowing, Renewing, and Fines web page to learn about our borrowing guidelines for community users.
A-Z List of Databases

Learn how your students can access our online databases.

Learn how your students can access our online databases.

Our A-Z List of Databases provides access to a complete list of our databases with descriptions of their coverage. MCPS students can only access these databases if they are on an MC campus. We cannot provide them with passwords for off-campus access.
RaptorSearch

Learn how your students can access our e-resources through RaptorSearch.

Learn how your students can access our e-resources through RaptorSearch.

RaptorSearch allows users to search multiple databases and the MC Library Catalog from a single search box. Results may include articles for scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, videos, and other media. MCPS students can view a list of results from on or off-campus, but can only access content from an MC computer. We cannot provide passwords for off-campus access.
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