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FAQs - Library Information

Frequently Asked Questions about the KCC Library

24/7 - OverDrive

Many of the library's resources are available electronically to all currently enrolled students twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  From the library's web page: http://www.kirtland.edu/library you can access:

  • Ebook Central
  • NoodleTools
  • the Kirtland catalog
  • Films on Demand
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • OverDrive (see below for OverDrive access information)
  • other databases and additional resources.

You may need to use your single sign on (what you use to sign in to your Canvas course) to gain access.

OverDrive

To borrow eBooks and downloadable audio from Kirtland's OverDrive collection, you must have a library application on file with Kirtland Library.

  1. Fill out an application by going to the library's home page - http:www.kirtland.edu/library
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the blue "Library Card Application" link.
  3. Fill out the form and submit.
  4. Within 1-2 business days, the library staff will activate your account and send you, via Kmail, a temporary password/PIN.

How do I borrow and return items?

OFF-CAMPUS

If you are a Kirtland student enrolled in a course that meets online or at a location other than Grayling, contact the Library (by telephone or email) and we will be happy to arrange delivery of library items. 

  • As an off-campus student, you can choose to have books mailed to you.  Contact us to request your items and that they be mailed.  We have found the U.S. Mail to be very reliable, but please do factor delivery time into your plans.  If you need materials mailed but have never used the library before, you will need to complete a library card application.  You will find the library card application link toward the very bottom of the library’s web page.
  • We can arrange to have your items available at one of the sites listed in the box below.  Please note that you will need the identification described for each location.

How do I return borrowed items?

You can return borrowed items through the mail (you pay postage) to the Library.  If you are near M-TEC in Gaylord, you may return items to the M-TEC office, and the items will be returned to the Library in Grayling within a few days.

ON-CAMPUS

If you are a Kirtland student enrolled in a course that meets in Grayling, stop in and pick up your materials.

Student IDs

Your initial student ID is issued free of charge, but you do need your driver's license or state ID.  You can get your student ID immediately at the Student Services Office in Grayling. If you are closer to Roscommon, you can get your photo taken at Public Safety in Roscommon.  They will submit your photo to the Student Services Office, and your ID will be mailed to you.

What if I need my items ASAP?

We can't guarantee how long it will take the U.S. Mail to deliver your item.  If you want the materials ASAP, the quickest way to get them is to contact the Library to make sure of the item's availability and then go to that location to check it out. 

We can also arrange to have materials delivered to the M-TEC in Gaylord - You may be asked to show a current photo ID to pick up item.

Your initial student ID is issued free of charge, but you do need your driver's license or state ID.  You can get your student ID immediately at the Student Services Office in Grayling.

Kirtland Library hours are posted on the Library’s web page

Where do I go for tutoring?

FALL/WINTER 

Currently enrolled Kirtland students can receive tutoring, and there is no charge.  Besides the Writing Center, OWL (Online Writing Lab) and the Virtual Writing Center, which are great ways to get the writing help you need, you can also come to the Library for our Drop-In Math tutoring or to sign up for individual tutoring.

There’s no appointment needed for math help in the Drop-In Math Lab, which is located in the Library.

In addition to the Writing Center and Drop-In Math, Kirtland’s tutoring program strives to provide assistance in most subjects.  See the tutoring page  or contact the Tutoring Center in the Library for more information about tutoring services.

SUMMER

Contact the Tutoring Center in the Library for information about summer tutoring services.                                                                                                                                        

How do I borrow materials as a current off-campus student?

 If  you are a Kirtland student and your classes are at the Gaylord site, you may return items to the M-TEC office, and they will be returned to the Library within a few days.  We can also mail the library materials you need to you.  We have found the mail to be very reliable, but please do factor delivery time into your plans.

Please refer to the Circulation tab of this guide for additional information about lending policies.

Online Students

As an online student, you can choose to have books mailed to you.  Call or email us to request your items and that they be mailed.  You can return borrowed items through the mail (you pay postage) or to the Library. If you need materials mailed but have never used the Library before, you will need to complete a library card application.  You will find the link to this toward the very bottom of the Library’s web page.

We can't guarantee how long the U.S. Mail will take to deliver.  If you want the materials ASAP, the quickest way to get them is to come to the Library in Grayling.  We can also have them delivered to M-TEC in Gaylord if it is more convenient for you to pick up items there. However, please note that there is no same day service for items delivered to M-TEC in Gaylord.

Library hours are posted on the Library’s web page.  You will need your current Kirtland ID to check out materials.  Your student ID is free of charge (but bring a driver’s license) from Student Services in Grayling and is usually open 8:00 - 4:30 M-F, but we recommend calling to verify their hours before making a special trip.