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.
Policies and Procedures
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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 ThomasA@lindsey.edu or click this link for the Government Documents LibGuide, which has more information on this department.
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.
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.
Let us know how we can help your students succeed!
Fill out our Library Instruction Request Form.