Mossey Library is open to the public. Anyone may use the library materials on site. Equipment is available for listening to recordings and viewing videos and DVDs. Photocopiers are located on each floor of the library. Computer terminals may be used to access the library's online materials and the Internet.
Food and Drink
MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan
Heritage Room Use
Group and Class Use Policy
Policy on cell-phone use in the Mossey Library
Lost or Damaged Materials Policy
Policy for Accepting Purchased Materials
as Replacements for Lost or Damaged Items
|Sunday||1 pm - 1:00 am||Closed|
|Monday||7:30 am - 1:00 am||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||7:30 am - 1:00 am||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||7:30 am - 1:00 am||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|
|Thursday||7:30 am - 1:00 am||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am - 9:00 pm||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|
|Saturday||9 am - 9:00 pm||Closed|
Community Users Top
Community member borrowing privileges at Mossey Library are available for Hillsdale County residents 18 years or older. High school students may not purchase cards but may obtain borrowing privileges through a parent or guardian.
The charges for community borrowing privileges are $40 for a one year borrowing period. There is a $5 charge for the replacement of a lost or damaged card. This card does not allow access to Mossey's ILL or MeL services.
Computer Use Top
The Mossey Library computers are primarily for use by Hillsdale College students, Hillsdale College personnel, and those library users who have an association with Hillsdale College.
Non-Hillsdale College adults may use the Mossey Library's computers for research only.
Mossey Library computer use by non-Hillsdale College minors (under 18) is not permitted unless the minor is a high school or middle school student engaged in library research.
20c per day
50c per day
$1.00 per hour per item
$1.00 per day
50c per day
20c per day
Food and Drink Top
Food and drinks are discouraged in the Mossey Library in an attempt to maintain the usable condition of library materials and equipment, to preserve furnishings, and to improve the study and research environment. However, small amounts of snack foods and non-alcoholic drinks with lids are tolerated.
Gift Policy Top
The Michael Alex Mossey Library views gifts as an important adjunct to the acquisitions program. The Mossey Library is grateful for contributions and recognizes the potential for gifts to play a significant role in collection growth and development. However, since gift materials have a significant impact on library space, processing costs and procedures, it is necessary that certain conditions be observed in accepting gifts.
It is the policy of the Mossey Library to accept gifts with the understanding that upon receipt, they are owned by the college and become a part of the Mossey Library, and therefore, the Mossey Library reserves the right to determine their retention, location, housing, circulation, classification, and other considerations relating to their use or disposition.
The appraisal of a gift to the Mossey Library is the legal responsibility of the donor since the Internal Revenue Service considers a recipient library to be an interested party and, therefore, an inappropriate appraiser. The Mossey Library and Hillsdale College can assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the donor’s appraisal of the gift items. The donor should submit to the college a written notification stating the monetary value of the donated material. Acknowledgement of the gift will be furnished in writing by the college, should the donor need it for income, estate or other tax purpose.
Endorsed by the Faculty Library Committee and approved by the President’s cabinet, this policy has been in effect since 1981.
Policy on cell-phone use in the Library Top
Please respect other Mossey Library users when using your cell phone. If it is necessary for you to use your cell phone in the Library, please keep your voice low and your conversation brief. Detailed conversations should be taken outside the Library or in the lobby outside of the Library’s wooden entrance doors. If there is a chance you are disturbing others, then please end your conversation and renew it later in a more appropriate location. Recurring offenders may be asked to refrain from using their cell phones in the Library. Thank you.