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IRW 085/095 Library Tutorial: Library Services

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Library Hours

Click here for campus library hours and for institutional and holiday closings at each campus.

The MCTC Library is ALWAYS open online!


If you come to the library...

The MCTC Libraries each have different kinds of resources for you to check out for both research and entertainment!  

All campus libraries provide:

  • Access to more than 260,000 e-books
  • Access to thousands of e-journals
  • DVD collections
  • Children's books
  • Graphic novels
  • Reference materials such as dictionaries and handbooks (some may not check out)
  • Newspapers and magazines

The Maysville Campus Library also houses the following collections:

  • Adult Easy Reading
  • Career Shelf
  • Young Readers Books
  • Oversize Books
  • Kentuckiana (Kentucky-related literature and historical materials)

Library Resources

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

MCTC Library Lending Policies

Below are the borrowing and lending policies for MCTC Libraries. 

  • Students must present their Photo ID/Library card to check out library materials.
  • Books and non-reserve DVDs may be requested to be picked up at each campus library by using the "Get It" option in the item record in Primo. 
  • If students are unable to make it to campus, they may request that library materials be mailed to them. See the form above for more information! 
  • Students may check out 6 items in total at a time.
  • Books check out for four weeks at a time. Renewals are for 14 additional days. 
  • Only 2 of the 6 items maximum that can be checked out can be audio-visual materials, such as DVDs, CDs and books on CD.
  • DVDs check out for one week at a time. No renewals.
  • Overdue notices will be sent by e-mail to students to KCTCS e-mail accounts.
  • If any material is lost, the replacement fee will be $30 for books and printed materials and $20 for audio-visual materials.
  • All library patrons will be assessed replacement costs if library material is returned damaged, regardless of when the material was returned.
  • A financial HOLD will be placed on a student's record for library materials that have gone to lost status. Books become lost 14 days after the the due date. Audio-visual items become lost 7 days after the due date. Replacement costs must be paid at the campus Business Office. No fines will be assessed for library items returned in good condition. 

Check out the full MCTC Library borrowing policy.

Can't make it to campus and you need library books?

Did you know...?

We can help you find information and SO MUCH MORE! 

MCTC library staff can help you:

  • Set up your KCTCS user account or reset your password, in most cases
  • Access your classes in Blackboard
  • Access the wireless Internet connection in the library (no wireless printing available)
  • Accessing and using the available printers
  • Check out headphones or phone/device chargers to use in the computer labs

Need library materials? No problem!

To check out library materials, we now have additional options for getting the books and DVDs you need (excluding reserve materials)! 

  • As always, you can visit your campus library and get assistance from the library staff to select the library materials you need!
  • You can request materials be pulled for you and picked up at your home campus! You can do this by locating the item(s) you want in Primo and then chosing the "Get It" option, then "Request" to chose the campus you want to pick up from and to provide other information with library staff.
  • You can request materials be mailed to your home! See the form ("Request for mailed library materials") on this page for more info. 
  • You can borrow materials from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service! To request items not available at MCTC campus libraries, complete the form hereBe sure to plan ahead since ILL materials usually take about a week to arrive for pickup at your campus library!