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Library Contact Information

MCC Library
8900 US Highway 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Building A:  Room # A-212

Circulation Desk 
(815) 455-8533

Reference Desk 
(815) 455-8762

Library Fax
815) 455-3999

Using the Library

MCC Library Info

MCC Library Homepage

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Library Summer
Semester Hours

Monday, May 16 - Friday, August 12

Monday through Thursday,

8:00am to 6:00pm


8:00am to 4:30pm

MCC Closed

Fridays from June 3 to July 29

Memorial Day – Monday, May 30

Juneteenth – Monday, June 20

Independence Day – Monday, July 4

Get to know us!

Librarians and library staff are your best resource. Get to know us!

Elizabeth Nelson, Cataloging & Collection Development Librarian; Library Department Chair: Elizabeth selects all of the books and electronic resources for the library. She also does information literacy sessions for ENG, BUS, HCE, and MCC 101 classes.


Mary Byrne, Part-time Reference Librarian: Mary teaches sections of MCC 101 and enjoys helping students develop research and information literacy skills which will help them in college and beyond.

Amy Faubl, Part-time Reference Librarian: Amy is happy to help students with all their research needs, but if you ask her a literature question, she will be super excited. She likes to create online content to help students gain essential information literacy skills. If you need a break from schoolwork, ask her to recommend a book to read; she can talk books all day!

Ashley Mercuri, Part-time Reference Librarian: Ashley curates the MCC Archives and, if you see her in the Library, she is usually the one surrounded by old photographs. She also teaches Information Literacy Sessions for MCC101 and ENG151.

Kim Tipton, Part-time Reference Librarian: Kim loves the detective work of research and enjoys helping students one-on-one with their papers. She teaches library Information Literacy sessions for MCC 101, ENG 151, and ENG 152. She always keeps the MCC 101 lollipop basket stocked with Blue Raspberry,

Library Technical Services

Melinda Aivaliotis, Library Services Specialist: Melinda assists with acquisitions, materials processing, and Technical Services payment workflows. In addition, she provides backup support for Circulation and interlibrary loan functions.


Laura Santowski, Library Circulation Assistant

Laura's goal is to provide exemplary service to all library patrons while supporting their access to information resources and materials. She will assist with item requests through interlibrary loan, checking items in/out, renewals, procedural questions, obtaining a library card, in addition to technology support with our printers, scanners, and photocopiers.

Employee Directory

Executive Director of Library

Cataloging & Collection Development
Librarian, Library Department Chair
​Elizabeth Nelson

Library Services Specialist
Melinda Aivaliotis

Reference Librarian

Part-time Reference Librarians
Mary Byrne
Amy Faubl
​Ashley Mercuri
​Kim Tipton

Full-time Circulation Assistant

Laura Santowski