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MCTC Library Services and Instruction: Instructional Library Services
The MCTC Librarians offer and encourage faculty to incorporate information literacy and library instruction into courses to provide students with resources and services to support their educational needs! Below is a list of ways and services provided by the librarians to partner with faculty in advancing the college's mission.
NEW! Library Chat Service available from multiple access points on the library website and throughout library guides and tutorials
24/7 availability of online access to the KCTCS Library Catalog and 47 library databases available through MCTC, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) consortial resources and the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)
Primo Discovery Tool available to search most library databases through a single search box
Streaming educational videos
Face-to-face course-specific library instruction as requested
Synchronous or asynchronous online library instruction provided as resquested
Online library tutorials to support information literacy, developmental reading and writing
Subject- and course-specific library guides (LibGuides) available online
Course-specific library guides created upon request
Embedded library resources and services in your Blackboard courses, i.e. Ask A Librarian e-mail assistance, library guides, library tutorials and quizzes
Individual research consultations for students as requested
Course reserves available at each campus library upon request
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services available
24/7 availability of Ask A Librarian e-mail assistance from the MCTC Library homepage
Library Services Referral available through Starfish in Blackboard to aid in student success
NOTE: Students may see a login error when accessing electronic library resources. Often, this error occurs when using Google Chrome. This error is generally caused either by an expired authentication token or a prior sign-in attempt in progress.
To avoid this error, you can close the browser and reopen it in a "private" or "incognito" window. It is recommended that college students and employees always use private browsing to access library electronic content. Using a browser other than Chrome may also prevent this error from occuring. You may also fix this problem by going to your browser settings to the search history and clear/delete the data from websites you have visited and clear the cookies saved in the history. Then, close the browser and reopen it.