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Montgomery County Public Schools Instruction Procedure

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 work with your school library media specialist before requesting a session at Montgomery College. Please submit your request at least one month before the desired instruction date. The teacher or school library media specialist must be present during the instruction session.

Instruction sessions for MCPS classes are currently being offered virtually. 

Request an instruction session for an MCPS class

Library Resources at Montgomery College

Instruction sessions for MCPS students focus on undergraduate-level research resources, including databases and print collections. MCPS students will not have access to MC Library’s e-resources from off campus, including during a virtual instruction session. Click below to learn how your students can access our resources on campus.

Community User Cards

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. 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.

Anyone is able to access the MC Library Catalognew window 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.

Our A-Z List of Databasesnew window 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.

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

RaptorSearchnew window 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.