Kindle Users Experiencing Issues with eRead IL App

Hi Everyone,

We heard from eRead IL, one of our ebook services, that folks using the Axis 360 App (a Baker and Taylor product) on their Kindles are experiencing some problems:

“An app update released last week contained a bug that has been causing connectivity issues for patrons. Baker & Taylor has released a corrected version of the app to Apple, Google, and Amazon. The corrected version has been released by Apple and Google into the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store but Amazon has not yet rolled it out to the Amazon App Store. Kindle Fire users looking for the Axis 360 app in the Amazon App Store may receive a message that the Kindle Fires are no longer compatible with Axis 360. This is not correct. We do not currently have any indication from Amazon about when they will release the corrected app.”  –statement issued from eRead IL, 4/18/17

It is suspected the issue will be resolved soon.


Resolved: Intermittent Login Issues with Library User Accounts–Database Access Impacted

The login issue described below has been resolved.

If you need assistance accessing your library account and/or the library research databases, please Ask A Librarian for assistance.



Wed, 1/25/17–5pm: It appears we are experiencing intermittent login issues with library systems.  This may affect users trying to access any of our electronic research databases.

We are aware of issue and investigating it.  We will update this page to let you know when the issue has been resolved.  If you have been affected by this issue, please contact the library at

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Resolved: Errors Accessing Databases from Off Campus

We believe the issue related to accessing the library’s electronic research databases and library user accounts has been resolved.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

If you are experiencing problems when logging into library resources from on or off campus, please, first, attempt to update your MVCC password by doing the following:

1).  First, register your security questions using our Password Reset Registration tool.  

2). Once registered, you can use the Password Reset link to answer your security questions and create a new password.  

You can also contact the HelpDesk to help you reset your password.  You can reach the HelpDesk at 708.608 Help (4357).

If the problem persists, please call or email the Library at 708.974-5234 or

Sunday, Sept 11th : eRead IL Down for Maintenance


The eRead IL ebook and electronic audiobook collection available through the library will be down for maintenance from 4am until 8am on Sunday, September 11th.

What is eRead IL?

eRead IL is an ebook and electronic audiobook collection that the MVCC students and staff have access to through the library.  It contains over 25,000 titles.  You can access these resources via computer or various mobile devices after downloading the Axis 360 app that works with eRead IL.

Visit the eRead IL website directly or browse ebook titles or electronic audiobook titles through the library catalog.

Login to eRead IL using your MVCC username (Library Card ID) and password (PIN).  Note: this is the same as your Blackboard, Canvas, and MV Connect login.

For help accessing and using eRead IL and other e-resources, click here for more information or ask a librarian for assistance.

8/20-21: ProQuest Databases Offline for Scheduled Maintenance

adalovelace_sys_text2Our ProQuest databases will be offline for scheduled maintenance by the database vendor on Saturday, August 20, 9pm to Sunday August 21, 6am.

This affects the following databases:

  • Criminal Justice Periodical Index
  • Chicago Tribune (current & historical)
  • History Study Center
  • New York Times (current & historical)
  • National Newspapers
  • SIRS
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
  • Christian Science Monitor

Library Catalog Updated!

outageThe catalog update has been completed.  Thanks!


The library will be performing some maintenance work on our discovery tool (i.e. the library catalog) on Thursday, June 9th from 8-10am.  If you need to search for books, DVDs, or other materials in the library’s physical collection, please use this tool instead:

If you need any assistance, please Ask a Librarian!

We will let you know when it is up and running again.  Thanks!

Update: Library System Upgrade Complete


The Library system maintenance is complete.

You can once again access the catalog, subscription article databases, and other resources as needed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!




The Library will upgrade its system software on Thursday, May 26th, 2016.outage

Access to the Library’s electronic resources, including the catalog and all of its subscription article databases will be unavailable beginning at 5 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

An announcement will be emailed when access to these resources has been restored.  Additionally, watch for news on the MV Connect Portal and the Library website.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. 

Please note: the Library will remain open on Thursday from 7:30AM to 10:00PM. 

Avant-Garde Art in Post-War Japan

The library has a new anthology containing documents, artist manifestos, critical essays, and roundtable discussions related to avant-garde art in postwar-Japan. This recent publication from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York,  From Post-War to Post-Modern: Art in Japan 1945-1980, assembles a number of primary source documents by scholars, critics, and artists.  Focusing on a number of disciplines–painting, photography, film, performance, architecture and design– this book ” . . . offers an unprecedented look at over four decades of Japanese art–both as it occurred and as it is seen from the perspective of the present day.”  (From book jacket)

Learn more about Japanese art and check out some Japanese films at the library!

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