Library & Academic Resource Center

Library and Academic Resource Center

The LARC is a facility on all MACC Campus’s that combines both the library and academic resource center so as to create the ultimate learning environment for MACC students, faculty, and staff. LARC provides access to all Library materials, access to computers and printers as well as the expertise of academic tutors who are available on a daily basis to help students with projects, studying, and homework.

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Library Resources
MACC’s Kate Stamper Wilhite Library serves the students, faculty and staff of MACC by providing access to information in both print and electronic format. Full access to the Internet is provided along with traditional access to books, magazines, and audiovisual material.

Additional Resources

David W. Stamper Collection
Full internet access and e-mail capability
Small study rooms and audiovisual viewing rooms


Copyright Compliance

Moberly Area Community College makes every effort to comply with laws and institutional policies on copyright and to encourage awareness within its community of both responsibilities and appropriate actions for compliance. Copyright information is available from the Office of the Vice President for Instruction and from the Library.

LARC Library FACT Sheet

What is the LARC?

The LARC combines MACC’s Library and Academic Resource Center to provide a convenient place for students to study, research, do homework, and get free help from tutors. Each LARC has access to computers, printers, scanners, research databases, tutors, and much more.

Stop by and see what your LARC has to offer! 

Algebra/Calculus/Math

Math.com
A great site with explanations for all your math and algebra dilemmas!

Khan Academy
This site offers variety of math subjects with videos and quizzes to test your knowledge.

Free Math Help
Free text lessons for Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics.

Free Math Worksheets
Free worksheets on a variety of different math topics for extra practice.


 

Study Skills/Test Prep/Continuing Education

Quia
This site contains a wide variety of simple games and reviews to help you study math and language arts.

How To Study
Videos, presentations and articles on how to write and study by subject including time management, note-taking, textbook reading and stress management.

Literacy Education Online
Provides online handouts on variety of writing topics including grammar, citing and using resources, and improving your writing.

Learning Style Survey
Discover your learning style to understand how you learn information and solve problems. Also includes links for career planning and improving study habits.

Study Stack
Free flashcards to study many subjects including math, history, sciences, reading, writing, foreign languages, and medical. You may also create your own flashcards through this site.


 

History & Government

Enduring Visions
Review chapter summaries and questions from the company that wrote your history text.

Today in History
Find out what happened today in history.


 

Languages

SPANISH
Learn Spanish: Vocabulary Online
123 Teach Me
Study Spanish

JAPANESE
Japanese-Online

FRENCH
IELanguages
French Games

ARABIC
Madinah Arabic


 

Learning Styles

Learning Styles Survey
Take the Learning Styles Survey to discover your individual style and what type of learning works best for you.


 

Research Papers, Composition and English Help

Purdue OWL MLA Style
Site offers research and citation resources for MLA Style. Also has link for general writing resources to help with the writing process, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and academic writing.

Purdue OWL APA Style
Provides overview of APA style along with APA formatting and style guide.

EasyBib
Offers help with citations in MLA, APA and Chicago formats for your bibliography.

Houghton Mifflin Writing Practice Tests
Take practice tests for writing and reading skills.

Common English Errors
Link to common English errors as well as exercises for grammar and comprehension.

A Research Guide for Students
How to write a research paper with guides for footnotes, referencing, bibliographies, how to avoid plagiarism, and much more.


 

Sciences

The Biology Project
Interactive online resource for learning biology designed for biology students at the college level.

Physics Classroom
Instructional pages written in easy-to-understand language and complemented by graphics.

Khan Academy
Links for Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Health and Medicine.

An Introduction To Chemistry
Online text book for beginning chemistry which can be downloaded as Ebook. Offers particle level images, animations, and tutorials.

PHET Interactive Simulations
Interactive simulations for Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Earth Science.

 

Jack Conroy American Studies Collection

The Jack Conroy American Studies Collection is housed in the Kate Stamper Wilhite Library of Moberly Area Community College. The Collection of rare books embraces several thousand volumes of American history, literature, and folklore which Jack Conroy (1898-1990) collected over many years. Many are signed first editions, long out of print. Most relate to the broader topics of labor history, Black history, folklore, American literature, and politics, of both general and scholarly interest. The Collection contains each of the published works of Conroy, some in both English and foreign languages. A sampling of literary magazines that Conroy edited (The Anvil, The New Anvil, etc.) are also in the Collection. A collection of early American women’s fiction (1880’s-early 1900’s) belonging to Conroy’s mother is also housed in the American Studies Collection.
Another unique holding within the Collection is a large collection of book reviews that were written by Conroy on many of the books within the Collection. In many cases, the initial handwritten or typed copy of the review is available along with the final published copy of the review. These reviews were published in Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City newspapers in the 1940’s –1970’s.

The personal papers of Jack Conroy are at the Newberry Research Library in Chicago, Illinois.
Annual literary programs are sponsored by the Jack Conroy Literary Society at Moberly Area Community College. Gwendolyn Brooks, Jack Carter, Vincent Ferrini, Dr. Alan Wald, Dr. Fred Whitehead, Carla Cappetti, and Stephen Wade are just a few of the past presenters.

The Collection is open to researchers and the general public, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information about the Conroy American Studies Collection, contact Moberly Area Community College at 660-263-4110 or info@macc.edu

The Jack Conroy American Studies Collection Room is open to the public for tours. For many years the fourth grade class of the St. Joseph Catholic School in Salisbury, Missouri made an annual field trip to visit the Conroy Room after reading Conroy’s “The Fast Sooner Hound” in their language arts reader.

Biographical Data

 

“The Sage of Moberly” as Jack Conroy was known, was born December 5, 1898 in a coal mining camp (Monkey’s Nest) near Moberly. His parents were Thomas E. (Tom) Conroy and Elizabeth Jane McCullough McKiernan Conroy.
1920’s 
Attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for one semester and held various factory jobs in Des Moines, Hannibal, Detroit and Toledo.
1931-1932 
Edited The Rebel Poet.
1933 
Founded The Anvil. First novel, The Disinherited, published.
1935 
Received a Guggenheim Fellowship to write about migrant workers. Second novel, A World to Win published.
1938-1942 
Moved to Chicago. Edited, with Nelson Algren, The New Anvil. Joined the Federal Writers Project; collected industrial folklore; assigned to Black history project with Arna Bontemps.
1942 
Publication of The Fast Sooner Hound, first of three children’s books, in collaboration with Arna Bontemps.
1944 
Six of Conroy’s industrial folktales anthologized in B.A. Botkin’s A Treasury of American Folklore.
1947 
Published Midland Humor and became senior editor for The New Standard Encyclopedia in Chicago.
1966 
Returned to Moberly. Began his autobiography and lectured at numerous universities. Published Anyplace But Here in collaboration with Arna Bontemps.
1973 
Edited Writers in Revolt with Curt Johnson.
1977 
Awarded honorary doctorate from University of Missouri—Kansas City.
1985 
The Weed King and Other Stories published.
1990 
Died at Moberly, Missouri, age 91. Buried at Sugar Creek Cemetery.
1991
University of Missouri edition of The Disinherited appears.
1994 
Biography of Jack Conroy, Worker-Writer in America by Douglas Wixson published by University of Illinois Press.
2000 
A World to Win.

Published Works

The Disinherited, 1933
A World to Win, 1935
The Fast Sooner Hound, 1942, co-authored by Arna Bontemps
They Seek A City,1945, co-authored by Arna Bontemps
Slappy Hooper, The Wonderful Sign Painter, 1946, co-authored by Arna Bontemps
Sam Patch, The High, Wide and Handsome Jumper,1951, co-authored by Arna Bontemps
Anyplace But Here, 1966
Anyplace But Here, 1997 (University of Missouri Press)
A World to Win, 2000 (University of Illinois Press) with introduction by Douglas Wixson.

Edited Works

Unrest (with Ralph Cheyney), 1929-1931
Midland Humor: A Harvest of Fun and Folklore, 1947
Writers in Revolt: The Anvil Anthology, 1973

Awards and Honors

Guggenheim Award, 1935
Literary Times Award, State of Illinois, 1967
Society of Midland Authors James L. Dow Award for Anyplace But Here, 1967
Rabinowitz grant to write his autobiography
Missouri Literary Association, Literary Award, 1969
Honorary Doctor of Letters, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1975
National Endowment for the Arts, Artist’s grant (1978)
Mark Twain Award, Society for the Midwestern Literature, 1980
Recognition by the Missouri Senate, 1984
City of Moberly, Jack Conroy Day, May 22, 1985
Society of Midland Authors Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1986
Lifetime Membership, Missouri Folklore Society
“A True Friend of Working People”, Central Missouri Labor Council, AFL-CIO and all the working men and women of Mid-Missouri

Photos

“We prefer crude vigor to polished banality,” the motto of The Anvil which was one of the most significant literary magazines of the 1930’s. Conroy started publishing The Anvil in 1933 after he returned to his hometown of Moberly and continued it until 1936. It later merged with the Partisan Review. The New Anvil reappeared in 1939 with Conroy and Nelson Algren co-editing it. This was published until 1940. The magazine had a wide circulation throughout the country. Conroy also founded the literary magazine,The Rebel Poet.

Conroy published poetry and stories, introducing many young writers to the literary scene, such as Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright, Frank Yerby, Erskine Caldwell, Langston Hughes, James Farrell and others.

Jack Conroy always said the song, “This Land Is Your Land” should be America’s national anthem. He knew and was a good friend of Woody Guthrie who wrote, sang the song, and loved the land as much as he did.
Conroy knew the land. Riding on a freight train, working at a steel mill and in factories, digging trenches, he continued to write with his writing being drawn from experiences. Conroy had the unique ability to remember and quote thousands of verses and lines and he frequently entertained his visitors and cohorts with a verse or two.

Jack Conroy and Professor Doug Wixson, close friend, biographer and literary executor of Conroy’s, on Jack’s front porch at 701 Fisk Ave. in Moberly, Missouri taken in 1982.
This is the home Jack moved to upon returning from Chicago to spend the rest of his life in his hometown of Moberly and where he continued to write and receive students, friends and scholars until his illness prevented him from doing so.
Doug Wixson is the author of Worker/Writer in America, the biography of Jack Conroy from 1898 – 1990, published in 1994. Receiving excellent reviews this book tells not only of Jack’s life, but of the lives of other midwestern radicals and the cultural history of that era. Wixson resides in Austin, Texas.

The old miners’ cemetery where the Conroy family is buried. Here Jack had engraved on the large monument, “Death Be Not Proud, Though Some Have Called Thee Mighty and Dreadful For Thou Art Not So.” Conroy’s father and two brothers lost their lives in the Monkey Nest coal mine.
Shown is Stephen Wade, the nationally famous “Banjo Dancer” who used some of Conroy’s folk tales in his long running Arena Stage production of “Banjo Dancing” in Washington D.C. as well as throughout the nation and Carolee Hazlet, close friend of Conroy’s.

Conroy’s The Disinherited was first published in 1933 by Covici-Friede Publisher. It was reissued in 1963 by Hill & Wang, then in 1982 by Lawrence Hill & Co. It was again renewed in 1991 by the University of Missouri Press.
The Disinherited gave Conroy public attention in the U.S. and abroad and firmly established him as an authentic worker-writer of the proletarian literary movement tagging him by Richard Wright as the “grandaddy of all rebel writers”. Conroy drew from life experiences creating a vivid and realistic view of the Depression era. This won him an honored place in American literature as well as in other countries. The novel has been published in seven other languages.

Still today The Disinherited is required reading in many college American literature and social history courses.

Gwendolyn Brooks, internationally honored and celebrated poet. She was a good friend of Conroy’s and well acquainted with his work. In 1967 she presented Conroy with the State of Illinois Literary Times Award, and in 1990 she honored him with a poem in his memory. The poem serves as the preface to the 1991 edition of New Letters which is dedicated to Conroy. Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Poet Laureate of Illinois, appeared as the third presenter in a four part series based on the Jack Conroy American Studies Collection at Moberly Area Community College.

Do not let words put the message in your heart but let your heart put words on paper,” a strong message he would give to young writers. Jack Conroy was often asked how to be a good writer. He would also tell them to “leave the booze alone and wait until you’re old to get married.”
Conroy wrote thousands of reviews, so many in fact that the editor thought he should have a pseudonym, so his reviews were published not only under the name of Conroy but Tim Brennan and John Norcross as well and many times all three were printed in the same issue. Conroy always said that writing was the hardest job he ever did.

Jack Conroy’s own desk and typewriter, which are housed at Moberly Area Community College in the Conroy American Studies Collection room. The desk has not been refinished but stands worn and stained from Conroy’s use. Conroy would write for many hours and end up with a couple of saved papers and a wastebasket full of paper he didn’t think was worth saving, saying, “another day in the trenches of the mind.”

His library room in his home on Fisk Ave. in Moberly had bookshelves from floor to ceiling, on all four, walls from corner to corner; filled with thousands of books he, either reviewed, edited, were written by friends, or wrote introductions to. When asked, he knew where any specific book was.

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This map drawn by Jack Conroy shows his birthplace in the old coal miners’ camp. The Monkey Nest Mine, as it was called by the miners, but legally named the Eagle Mine, was considered one of the most dangerous shaft coal mines in the area.

The Weed King published in 1985 includes “Tales from Monkey Nest”. These stories are taken from real life experiences of his life in the camp. The titles of the stories are on the map. At age eight Conroy published a paper for the coal mine camp. He called it the Monkey Nest Monitor. He wrote each issue out by hand on a piece of butcher paper, carefully dividing the page into departments. He drew comic strips, reported local events and the rough humor of the miners.

Studs Terkel, writer, oral historian and radio legend, was a close friend of Conroy’s since 1930 and remained friends with him until Conroy’s death. Terkel lives in Chicago and continues to write. Winn Stracke, a friend of Conroy’s since those early days as well, was the founder of the “Old Time School of Folk Music” in Chicago and a musical star of early Chicago television. Visiting Conroy in Moberly, October, 1984, the three rehashed old times, sang songs together and recorded old stories. Conroy received visitors from all corners of the world from the time he moved back to Moberly until his death in 1990, in his 100-year-old house.

What is the LARC?

The LARC is the Library and Academic Resource Center. Each MACC location has a LARC offering traditional library resources, computers, printing, study space, and free tutoring. Students can access scholarly databases, eBooks and audiobooks, and request physical books. 

Does the LARC sell textbooks?

No, the LARC does not sell textbooks.

If you need to purchase textbooks or have a question about what books you need, please contact the MACC Bookstore at 660-263-4100 ext. 11501.

Can I print at the LARC?

Yes, you can print black and white pages for your classes at no charge. Color printing is $0.35 per page.

Can I connect virtually to a class in the LARC?

We know you may be taking classes in a variety of formats so feel free to use the LARC to connect to your virtual classes. Students can check out headphones and webcams if needed for classes. All checked out items must remain in the LARC. To check out equipment from the LARC, students must present their MACC student ID. If you have questions, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

Does the LARC have Lockdown Browser?

Yes, computers at each MACC LARC location have Lockdown Browser for student use. Students are welcome to use the computers and Lockdown Browser during our normal operating hours.

Does the LARC have webcams for student use?

All MACC LARC locations have webcams students can check out and use while they are in the LARC. Students will need to bring their MACC student ID to check out LARC items.

Does the LARC have headphones or calculators I can use?

Every MACC LARC location has headphones and calculators for student use. Students will need to show their MACC student ID to check out the equipment. Headphones, calculators, and other LARC equipment cannot leave the LARC.

Does the LARC have supplies that I can use?

The LARC has staplers, hole punches, and scissors to use while in the LARC. We do not have note cards, envelopes, notebook paper, or other supplies. You can purchase school supplies from the Greyhound Store.

I need help! How do I contact the LARC?

Students can contact us via email at larchelp@macc.edu or by calling 660-263-4100 ext. 11210. To find our hours of operation and additional LARC information, please click here. Please note the LARC does not respond to emails after normal operating hours or during MACC college closures and holidays.

 

General LARC Questions

What is the LARC?

The LARC is the Library and Academic Resource Center. Each MACC location has a LARC offering traditional library resources, computers, printing, study space, and free tutoring. Students can access scholarly databases, eBooks and audiobooks, and request physical books.


Does the LARC sell textbooks?

No, the LARC does not sell textbooks.
If you need to purchase textbooks or have a question about what books you need, please contact the MACC Bookstore at 660-263-4100 ext. 11501. For more information on textbooks, click here.

Can I print at the LARC?

Yes, you can print black and white pages for your classes at no charge. Color printing is $0.35 per page.

Can I connect virtually to a class in the LARC?

We know you may be taking classes in a variety of formats so feel free to use the LARC to connect to your virtual classes. Students can check out headphones and webcams if needed for classes. All checked out items must remain in the LARC. To check out equipment from the LARC, students must present their MACC student ID. If you have questions, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

Does the LARC have Lockdown Browser?

Yes, computers at each MACC LARC location have Lockdown Browser for student use. Students are welcome to use the computers and Lockdown Browser during our normal operating hours. For a list of hours at each location, please click here.

Does the LARC have webcams for student use?

All MACC LARC locations have webcams students can check out and use while they are in the LARC. Students will need to bring their MACC student ID to check out LARC items. If you have additional questions, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

Does the LARC have headphones or calculators I can use?

Every MACC LARC location has headphones and calculators for student use. Students will need to show their MACC student ID to check out equipment. Headphones, calculators, and other LARC equipment cannot leave the LARC.

Does the LARC have supplies that I can use?

The LARC has staplers, hole punches, and scissors to use while in the LARC. We do not have note cards, envelopes, notebook paper, or other supplies. You can purchase school supplies from the Greyhound Store.

I need help! How do I contact the LARC?

Students can contact us via email at larchelp@macc.edu or by calling 660-263-4100 ext. 11210. To find our hours of operation and additional LARC information, please click here. Please note the LARC does not respond to emails after normal operating hours or during MACC college closures and holidays.

Library Resource Questions

How do I log in to library resources online?
To log in to library resources, enter your first and last name, your Library Card #, and your PIN (if you have already created one). You will enter this information when signing into Avalon, MOBIUS, or OverDrive.

Your Library Card #, or Library Account ID, is a variation of your MACC ID number plus your campus code. Your Library Card # must be eight digits long. Since your MACC ID # is less than eight digits, you will add zeros before your MACC student ID number and add MACC (upper or lowercase).

Example: 00123456MACC.

If your ID is 5 digits, you will need to add three zeros. If your ID has 6 digits, you will add two zeros and if your ID has 7 digits, you will only need to add one zero.
If you have never logged in before, then leave the PIN field blank and click “Submit.” You will then be prompted to create a PIN. If you have forgotten your PIN, click “Forgot PIN?” at the bottom of the login page or contact the LARC to reset it.

What is Avalon?
Avalon is the name of the MOBIUS cluster that MACC belongs to. You must log in to Avalon to access articles and eBooks in our databases.

What is my PIN for Avalon?
The first time you log in to Avalon, you will leave the PIN box blank and hit submit after you have entered your name and Library ID number. The system will then prompt you to create a PIN. If you have forgotten your PIN, click “Forgot PIN?” at the bottom of the login page or contact the LARC to reset it.

What is my Library Card #?
Your Library Card #, or Library Account ID, is a variation of your MACC ID number plus your campus code. Your Library Card # must be eight digits long. Since your MACC ID # is less than eight digits, you will add zeros before your MACC student ID number and add MACC (upper or lowercase).

Example:
00123456MACC.

If your ID is 5 digits, you will need to add three zeros. If your ID has 6 digits, you will add two zeros and if your ID has 7 digits, you will only need to add one zero.

My instructor told me to use EBSCO, what’s that?
EBSCO houses all of the library’s online databases. Use EBSCO to access Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, and our other databases. Click here to access our databases.

How do I find scholarly articles?
Luckily the library already pays for access to these types of articles in the library databases! You can access the databases from our library resources page by clicking on “Search MACC Library Resources.” Then search the EDS tab to access our databases. After your initial search, you can check “Academic Journals” to limit your search to scholarly articles only.

If you would like to select a specific database to search, select it under “Content Provider.” We have subject-specific databases for programs like nursing (CINAHL) and education (ERIC).

How do I find full-text articles?
When searching for articles, select the box by “Full Text” on the left side of the screen. Selecting this box will increase the chance the articles shown will be immediately available to you. If you have trouble accessing an article, please email larchelp@macc.edu or contact 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

What is interlibrary loan?
If MACC does not have access to a full-text article in our databases, you can request the article through inter-library loan. After you complete an interlibrary loan request, a notice is sent to the library. If another member library has the item you have requested, you will receive an email with an attached PDF of your request. It may take several days for a request to be filled, and not all requests are fillable.

What do I need to do to check out physical books from a MACC LARC location?
Checking out books at the LARC is easy. Once you find a book, bring it to the circulation desk along with your student ID card. If you need help finding or requesting a book, please ask us. We would love to help you!

Can I check out textbooks from the LARC?
Each MACC LARC location has a few general education textbooks on reserve for student use. Textbooks are not allowed to leave the LARC and students must present their MACC student ID. If you have questions about textbooks on reserve, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

How do I access library eBooks?
Students can access eBooks through the library catalog, databases, or OverDrive. Some eBooks are available immediately by PDF. If an eBook does not list MACC as a login option, the eBook will not be available to students. If you are having trouble accessing an eBook, please email larchelp@macc.edu or contact 660-263-4100 ext. 11210. For help with eTextbooks, please contact Instructional Technology at int@macc.edu.

What is OverDrive?
OverDrive is an online collection of eBooks and audiobooks. You can access OverDrive from a phone or tablet with the Libby app or in a web browser. Books can be checked out for 7,14, or 21 days and will be returned automatically at the end of the check-out period. Some items are available immediately, while others have a waitlist. If an item is unavailable, you can place a hold on it to be added to the waitlist and will be notified when it is available.

How do I log into OverDrive?
You will use the same PIN and Library Card # to login to OverDrive as you do for Avalon. If you do not already have a PIN, you must first create your PIN in Avalon before you log in to OverDrive. Click here for instructions for logging in to Avalon.

How do I request books online?
Students can request books through the MACC Library Resources catalog tab or through MOBIUS. You will be able to select the most convenient MACC location to pick up your books. You will receive an email when the books arrive at the Moberly location, so please allow a few more days for them to arrive at another MACC location. If you need help finding or requesting a book, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

What is MOBIUS?
MOBIUS is a consortium of academic libraries and public libraries in the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Colorado, and Oklahoma. MOBIUS allows students to request books, DVDs, and audiobook CDs from other member libraries at no charge. There are millions of items in the MOBIUS catalog that you can request. Once you request an item from the MOBIUS catalog, it is sent to the Moberly LARC first. If you requested the item be delivered to another MACC location, it will be sent from Moberly to the location selected.

How long does it take to receive a book through MOBIUS?
Depending on the location the book is coming from, it can take a week or more to arrive. Students will need to plan ahead if requesting items through MOBIUS.

Can I check out a DVD?
Faculty can check out DVDs owned by MACC to use in class. Students cannot check out MACC DVDs to take home, but they can watch them in the LARC. Students, faculty, and staff are free to request DVDs through MOBIUS. The check-out period is 10 days and is non-renewable.

How long may I check out materials?
Students are allowed to check out up to 10 books for a period of 28 days. Books and audiobooks can be renewed up to two times, if the item is not on hold for another patron. DVDs are checked out for 10 days and are not renewable.

How do I renew my book?
You may renew books up to 2 times, if no one else has requested the book. To renew a book, log in to your Avalon account, click on “Checkouts,” and check the renew box. Then select “Renew All” or “Renew Selected Items.” You can also contact the library at larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210 and a LARC staff member can help.

What if my materials are overdue?
If your materials are overdue, you will receive an email notice to your student email (Outlook account). A hold will be placed on your account until the items are returned. A hold on your account will prevent you from checking out new items, enrolling in classes, or requesting a transcript.

If you have not returned the overdue item after 3 notices, a charge will be added to your student account ($120 each for MOBIUS items, $25 each for MACC items). All holds and charges will be removed when the item is returned in good condition. If you are unable to return an item or it is damaged, please email larchelp@macc.edu or contact the library at 660-263-4100 ext. 11210. We will work with you and the MOBIUS lending library to see if a replacement copy can be purchased at a reduced price.

What do I owe if I am late returning a book?
We know that sometimes things happen that prevent you from returning your items on time. We generally don’t charge any late fees for books returned in good condition in a timely manner.

Why am I not getting notices from the library?
The LARC sends all notices to your MACC student email address (not through Canvas). Please check your student email regularly.

Tutoring Questions

Do I have to pay for MACC tutoring?
No! All tutoring services provided by the LARC are FREE to currently enrolled MACC students. We offer FREE tutoring in a variety of subject areas including math, writing, science, history, success skills, and more. To see tutor schedules, click here.

Do I need to make an appointment to meet with a tutor?
Students only need to make appointments if they want to meet virtually with a tutor. All tutoring at MACC is free to currently enrolled MACC students. Students do not need to schedule an appointment for in-person tutoring. Tutors work with students on a first come, first serve basis. If you have questions or need assistance connecting with a tutor, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

Do I have to come to campus to meet with a tutor?
No, if you are not able to come to a campus location, you can connect with a tutor virtually via Zoom. Virtual tutoring requires a reliable internet connection and a microphone to be able to speak to the tutor. Appointments are required for virtual tutoring. To make a virtual appointment, please click here. If you have questions about virtual tutoring, email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

My schedule is very busy – when can I meet with a tutor?
To find a tutor, please click here for tutor schedules. Click here for additional information on hours for each location. If you have questions or need help connecting with a tutor, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

What MACC classes can I get help with?
MACC tutors assist in a variety of classes each semester. To find a list of classes, please check out the back of our tutor schedules here. If you need help with a class and you do not see it listed, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

I don’t need to see a tutor unless I am failing, right?
Tutoring isn’t just for students who are falling behind or failing a class. Every student can benefit from tutoring in some way and successful students seek help early. Even MACC tutors need to get help with their classes from time to time. Tutoring can help you develop skills to achieve success in the classroom. We love helping students!

How should I prepare for a tutoring session?
For the best experience, please prepare for your tutoring session by doing the following:
1. Make sure to have all relevant course materials (notes, eBooks, calculator, assignments, draft of a paper, etc.).
2. Please have the assignment complete or have attempted to complete the assignment and have specific questions about the assignment and/or material.
3. Tutoring sessions are only 1 hour so it is best to know in advance the questions you need the most help with to make the most efficient use of the time.
4. Be prepared to actively engage in the tutoring session. Our tutors are not here to do the assignment for you but to assist you in better understanding the assignment.

Can a tutor help me study for Accuplacer/TEAS/HISET?
Tutors do not tutor students for the Accuplacer, TEAS, or HISET. For additional information on the above exams, check out our webpage https://www.macc.edu/admissions/testing. If you are wanting practice exams or study guides, students can search the web for free resources.

Can I get tutoring from MACC if I am a dual-enrolled student?
MACC offers free tutoring for students enrolled in MACC courses. If you are dual-enrolled, tutors can help you in your MACC courses. MACC tutors cannot help students in courses taken at other institutions.

If I drop an MACC course, can I still get tutored in the course?
Tutors assist students in currently enrolled courses. If you drop a course, a tutor will not be able to continue tutoring you in the dropped course. For free online lessons and practice, check out Khan Academy here.

What are the qualifications to become a MACC tutor?
The LARC hires individuals who are friendly, outgoing, responsible, and enjoy helping others. Tutors are allowed to help in any course in which they have received an A or B grade. We are always looking for new tutors who can help students with math, writing, and a variety of other courses.

If you are interested in working as a tutor or would like additional information, please email larchelp@macc.edu or call 660-263-4100 ext. 11210.

Need assistance? Send us an email at LARChelp@macc.edu 

Columbia
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (tutors available)
Extension: 12116
Located on the lower level.

Hannibal
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extension: 14017
Located by the Information desk.

Kirksville
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extension: 15013
Located in Room 109.

Mexico
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Extension: 13629
Located in Room 144.

Moberly
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(closed at 6:30 p.m. in summer)
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (tutors available)
Extension: 11210 and 11310
Located on 2nd floor of the Main building.

Need assistance? Send us an email at LARChelp@macc.edu 

Columbia
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (tutors available)
Extension: 12116
Located on the lower level.

Hannibal
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extension: 14017
Located by the Information desk.

Kirksville
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extension: 15013
Located in Room 109.

Mexico
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Extension: 13629
Located in Room 144.

Moberly
Hours: Monday – Thursday — 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(closed at 6:30 p.m. in summer)
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (tutors available)
Extension: 11210 and 11310
Located on 2nd floor of the Main building.