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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Information for students researching CAM topics

About the MCC Libraries

The PAUL A. ELSNER LIBRARY is located on the MCC Southern and Dobson campus. Campus Map

  • 1st floor: academic computing, book checkout, reserves, periodical reading room (current periodicals and microfilm), tutoring, & writing center
  • 2nd floor: reference desk (research assistance), computing, group study rooms, individual study areas, general book stacks A-G, Juvenile collection, Reference and Index collection
  • 3rd floor: group and individual study areas, general book stacks H-Z, bound periodicals, Southwest reading room
    For more details see the
    floor plans.
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday  7:00am-9:00pm
              Friday:                7:00am-5:00pm
              Saturday:            9:00am-6:00pm
              Sunday:              12:00pm-6:00pm

    Note: these are the regular Fall and Spring semester hours. Check our website for holiday and intersession hours. 
  • Call:  480-461-7680 (Circulation, Library info)
            480-461-7682 (Reference, Research assistance)
  • Visit: 1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202


The LIBRARY AT RED MOUNTAIN is located in the Desert Willow Building on the MCC Red Mountain Campus. Campus Map

  • 1st floor: tutoring, writing center, computing, media center
  • 2nd floor: study areas, books and other materials, book checkout, reserves, reference desk (research assistance), computers. For more details see the floor plans.
  • Hours:  Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-8:30pm
               Friday:                7:00am-4:00pm
               Saturday:            Closed
               Sunday:              Closed
        Note: these are the regular Fall and Spring semester hours.
        Check our website for holiday and intersession hours.    
  • Call: 480-654-7741 (Circulation, Library Info)
           480-654-7740 (Reference, Research assistance)
  • Visit:7110 East McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85215

How to Get Help

Come see us! Visit the second floor reference desk at the Elsner or Red Mountain libraries during business hours and speak with a reference librarian.

Call us! Call the Elsner library reference desk at 480-461-7682 or the Red Mountain library reference desk at 480-654-7740 and speak with a librarian during business hours.

Chat with us! Logon to the Ask A Librarian online chat service available 24/7, 365 days a years. Ask A Librarian is a free service providing real-time chat with a librarian to help with any of your research needs.