The Monahan Library supports the curricular programs of the College, supplies materials for professional growth, cultural development, recreational activities, and acts as an information center for the total College population. In addition, it seeks to serve the citizens of Logan County, consistent with these functions and within the limits of its resources. The Library strives to create an atmosphere where the pursuit of knowledge is respected by all.

The Monahan Library contains approximately 30,000 books and audiovisual items in its collection. The Library subscribes to nearly 300 magazine titles and 15 newspapers. Materials are purchased following guidelines specified in the Library's collection development policy. The Director of Library Services has the primary responsibility for the selection and de-selection (weeding) of materials.
Input from faculty members and other library patrons is welcome and encouraged.

Select one of the links below to suggest an item you would like the Monahan Library to consider purchasing.

Interlibrary Loan Requests

Procedure: NJC Library participates as a lender and a borrower. Available methods for delivery include: courier, fax, U.S. Postage, Commercial Delivery Services.

Requests: Books and journal articles may be requested. All journal article requests must comply with copyright law. Reference and reserve materials do not circulate. Requests may be submitted in person, via online request form, fax - 970-521-6759.

Guidelines: Monahan Library does not process interlibrary loan requests for materials that: have a current year copyright date, are owned by NJC Library but are in use, are genealogical in nature or resources that are used in doing genealogy research, or are owned by Sterling Public Library. Research oriented requests will get priority processing above leisure reading and video requests. All patrons wishing to borrow materials from other libraries must: 1. Complete a separate green interlibrary loan request form for each title being requested. 2. Limit requests to three popular video, audio book, and fiction titles per month per patron. 3. Limit research oriented requests to six per patron at a time. Exceptions may be made for faculty members conducting research.

Processing: Requests will be processed within one workday. Borrowed materials will be processed and patron notified within one workday after material is received.

Fines: ALL patrons, will be assessed a $1.00 per day fine for overdue interlibrary loan (ILL) materials. NJC faculty and staff WILL NOT be exempt from fines for interlibrary loan items.

Renewals: No renewals will be allowed for items borrowed from other libraries. If you request a book or video via interlibrary loan, please make it a priority to use this material by the due date specified.

Reorders: We will NOT reorder the same book/video from another library if you fail to utilize the material within the borrowing period specified by the original lending library.

Difficult to Locate Materials: For community patrons, a $5.00 fee will need to be paid before an interlibrary loan request is forwarded to our referral agent for hard to find materials.

Interlibrary loan is a costly service to provide. Processing interlibrary loan requests not only incurs expensive postage and courier costs, but personnel resources are also expended in terms of staff time for the Monahan Library personnel, as well as that of the lending libraries.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.