Collections & Copyright

 Mohawk College Library curates content  to support both student and faculty. New content is selected by Liaison Librarians and in consultation with Faculty.

We always welcome faculty requests. Review Our Collection Development Policy. Please note that the library collection does not provide access to all required textbooks, but we work closely with faculty to best support the needs of students. 

Mohawk College Faculty and Instructors may place copies of a text on reserve.  Course reserves are identified as heavily used or required course materials. 

Course reserves provide students with greater access to materials that support their learning objectives. These resources can be the property of the library or the instructor. The Library's Collection Development Policy states that required textbooks will not automatically be purchased by the Library. Our reserve collection is available to students at each of our three campuses and the loan period for these items is at the instructor's discretion.

For more information on library reserves, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

The Mohawk College Library purchases books, ebooks, journals, magazines, videos and databases. 

In consultation with Faculty, Liaison Librarians select resources for the collection. New high-quality content is acquired regularly. 

Library resources support learning outcomes, student success, and faculty research priorities. Among criteria used to make purchasing decisions, are relevance to curriculum, cost, and availability.

Please refer to our Collection Development Policy for more information and connect with the Liaison Librarian for your program area.

Mohawk Library owns and licenses a wide variety of books, ebooks, articles, streaming videos and databases to support your courses. Library materials can be embedded and linked into MyCanvas. Please refer to our Linking & Embedding guide or connect with your Liaison Librarian for details.

Purchase Requests

If there's a book or video you'd like the Library to consider purchasing, please let us know via this form.

Purchase Requests

Interlibrary Loan Request

Have you found a great article but only the abstract is available? We can help!

Interlibrary Loan is a free service made available to current Mohawk College students, faculty and staff.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form