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Library Information

Grafton Library is named in honor of Martha S. Grafton, professor emerita of sociology and dean emerita of the college. Dean Grafton served the college in various administrative capacities from 1930 to 1970. The library was built in 1967 and underwent a major renovation in 1999.

Grafton Library provides access to print and digital resources and currently contains over 150,000 volumes and over 19,000 print and online journal subscriptions. The library participates in the Virtual Library of Virginia Project, the Shenandoah Valley Independent College Library Consortium, the Virginia Independent College and University Association and the Southeastern Library Network.

Facilities

Computers:  There are 10 computers on the main floor, 10 computers in the periodicals room, and 12 computers in Grafton 302. MBC users may log on to use the Microsoft Office Suite software (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and FrontPage) and access MBC e-mail.  

Wireless laptops: Six wireless laptops are available for use within the library. The laptops circulate for 3 hours and are available on a first come, first serve basis. You will need your MBC ID to check out a computer; there will be no exceptions. Your ID will be held until the laptop is returned. For complete information on the borrowing policy, see the following document: laptop policy.

Wireless: Grafton Library offers wireless access on all three floors. Patrons will need to login to the MBC network and install Cisco Clean Access on their computers.

Grafton 302 Classroom and Lab: Grafton 302 is located on the Mezzanine level of the library.  The space is used primarily as a library instruction classroom.  Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to midnight, this room is an open lab where students can do research, write papers, access e-mail, etc.  Check the library schedule because the lab hours change during exam weeks and holidays.

Copiers:  The library has two copy machines located on the main floor and in the periodicals room. It costs $0.10 to make a copy. 

Restrooms: Restrooms are located near the elevator on the ground and Mezzanine floors.

Scanners: Two scanners are available for MBC users: one in the periodicals room and one in Grafton 302.  There is no charge for scanning. 

Telephones: There is a telephone for public use on the ground floor of the library, just outside of the periodicals room. 

For more information see the Building Directory.