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Government Resources: Books

A guide for MCE Library patrons aimed at providing them with easy access to information by and about the government on a federal, state, and local level.

Interlibrary Loan

We are happy to announce that as of April 2, 2018, the new Interlibrary loan system, Tipasa, is in effect. Please use your MySJC credentials when prompted to log in.


Need a book that McEntegart Hall Library doesn't own?

Have books and articles sent here for free!

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Call Numbers

A call number indicates where an item is in the library. The Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system which groups items by subject.

JA Political science (General)

JC Political theory

JS Local government

JZ International relations

Public Library Resources

Discovery Search: McEntergart Hall Library

Search McEntegart Hall Library's collection and libraries worldwide using WorldCat Discovery!

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Search our Legacy (Traditional) McEntergart Hall Library Catalog

Use the Library Catalog to locate books and other media available in the Library:


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Google Books

New Books

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Electronic books (e-books) are full-text books available online.

Many, but not all, can be downloaded and printed for free.

NOTE: Don't pay! Always look up your book in the library's catalog FIRST.

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Access Other Libraries

Need a book that McEntegart Hall Library doesn't own?

Visit another NY library!

  • Search the other library's online catalog for an item
  • Visit our Reference Desk for a referral card
  • Visit the other library to study & borrow items