It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, MASKS are required inside the library at all times.
  • Good luck preparing for finals! Remember, the library staff is available to help you finish the semester on a strong note!
  • *Lindsey Wilson Library: Services

    Computers & Printing

    • All desktop computers in the library print to the printer room.
    • You cannot print from the laptops. KML does not offer wireless printing.
    • You cannot add the printer to your personal computer or laptop
    • At the beginning of every semester, students have $20 in a designated Papercut printing account.
    • Black and white prints cost $0.10 (10¢) per page and color prints are $0.20 (20¢) per page.
    • If a student's Papercut account runs out, money can be added to the account by library staff.
    • KML only accepts cash, coin, or checks as payment for printing or adding funds to a patron’s Papercut account.
    • KML has 22 Windows and 8 Mac desktop computer stations available for use throughout the library.
    • Library computers are designated for research, learning, and classroom assignments. All uses must fall under the college's "Acceptable Use Policy" published in the LWC Student Handbook. (Click here to read the LWC Student Handbook)
    • If you engage in frivolous or excessive personal use of a library computer and another student needs one for research or class assignments, you may be asked to yield to that student.
    • When using headphones, keep the level down so only you can hear them.
    • When working at a library computer, please work quietly. Loud laughter, shouting, and even normal conversational levels may be disturbing to others who come to the library for a quiet study setting.
    • You can only print from the desktop computers in the library.
    • A limited number of laptops are available for check-out to LWC students. 
    • You cannot print from the laptops. You must log in to one of the library desktop computers to print.
    • Laptops may be checked out for a period of two weeks. Overdue laptops will incur a $1.00 per day overdue charge for every day overdue.

    The KML is equipped to allow patrons to wirelessly connect to the internet network. Simply log into the network from your device using your myLWC login credentials.

    • The Instructional Lab is open as a computer lab for individual students if it is not reserved for a class or a training session.
    • Group use of the Instructional Lab without faculty/staff supervision requires approval of library staff.
    • All reservations are listed on the white board next to the door. Please check before you enter.
    • The printer for the Instructional Lab is located at the circulation desk.
    • The Instructional Lab opens at 7 AM and closes at 5 PM Monday through Friday and is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

    Study Rooms

    Policies and Procedures

    • Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Preference is given to groups of students. Individuals may use the rooms, but they may be asked to leave if a group needs it.
    • Individual study carrels are available for students throughout the library.
    • White board markers and erasers are available for check out from the circulation desk.

    Interlibrary Loan (ILL)


    The Interlibrary Loan department provides students, faculty and staff with materials not contained in the Katie Murrell Library's collection by borrowing from other libraries not only in Kentucky but the entire United States.  Access to these materials is through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and their online database, WorldCat.  ILL is a free service and anyone can request a book, an article, or another item. *The average loan time for a book is 5 weeks.*  Our library also obtains copies of both journal and newspaper articles needed as well.  If you have any questions or need help locating a book or journal article, connect with the Interlibrary Loan Office either virtually or in-person. 

    Need help making a request?  Watch our tutorial here!

    Kim Hamlett is the ILL contact.

    Requests may be made in one of the following ways:

    1. Complete the Online ILL Request Form
    2. Email
    3. Call (270) 384-8253



    If the ILL book has not been returned by the end of the semester, your student account will be charged $55.00 plus the fees from the lending library.

    Plan accordingly!

    Most requests are filled within 7-10 days, but they may take as long as 3 weeks. Therefore, plan research accordingly. The preferred method for notifying patrons when materials arrive is Email, so include an Email address in all requests.

    Off-Campus Students and Patrons

    Off-Campus patrons may request ILLs through the same channels. Items will arrive in the ILL office and then be processed before being mailed directly to the student's home address. A return label and postage sufficient to return books to Kim Hamlett will be enclosed. Because items must be processed after arrival and then mailed, allow an additional 5-7 days when planning your research.

    Journal Articles

    Journal articles received through ILL are generally supplied free of charge and become the property of the borrowing patron. If an item (either book or article) has a charge associated with it, the patron will be notified for approval before the item is sent.

    Government Documents

    Katie Murrell Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. 

    For assistance with Government Documents in the library, contact Amelia Thomas at or click this link for the Government Documents LibGuide, which has more information on this department.

    Course Reserves

    Course reserves is a service the library provides to allow students to use and share specific course materials from their professors, like books and DVDs.

    When a professor places materials on reserve, they are located at the Circulation Desk. When asking for materials, please have your professor's last name ready to allow staff to find the material quickly. *An LWC Student ID is required to check out reserves.* Unless otherwise specified by the professor, materials on reserve ARE NOT allowed to leave the Katie Murrell Library. If a professor places materials on electronic reserve, they will be accessed through Blackboard.

    Library Consultation

    Library Instruction

    LWC faculty and staff, 

    The librarians are available to teach bibliographic instruction (BI) sessions!  BIs are special topic, short-courses on anything related to the library and research assistance.  Our goal is to provide students with the toolbox they will need to be successful in their academic and professional careers, as well as their personal lives.  Research and Writing are among the most important skills a person can learn while in school, and academic institutions provide a safe place to practice and hone these skills.  BI sessions range from 15 minutes to whole class periods. They take place either in your regularly scheduled classroom OR one of the library classrooms.

    Example BI sessions:

    • General library overview
    • Avoiding plagiarism and How to cite sources
    • How to find and select a research topic
    • Evaluating online resources
    • Using advanced searching techniques
    • Finding peer-reviewed/scholarly publications

    Let us know how we can help your students succeed!

    Ready to schedule a session? Need more information?

    Fill out our Library Instruction Request Form.

    Questions or issues?

    Email Tim Hooper or Ashley Orehek.

  • #LifeIsGoodInTheLibrary