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FAQs - Library Information

Frequently Asked Questions about the KCC Library

 

What are your hours? How can I reach you?

Need help?

Contact us .....

1) in person

2) call us at 989-275-5000                                                                                                      

     x246 

3) email us at library@kirtland.edu    

Library Hours

Winter 2020:

Monday - Friday

8am - 4:30pm

Summer & Breaks:

Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Come and See our new space, reserve a study room, study in our new Quiet Room or just find a little nook in which to read! The Kirtland Library is where the cool kids go!

 

**Library photo courtesy of Marj Esch.

What services do you offer?

The Library offers assistance with research, citations, and general library use from one of our friendly neighborhood librarians in person, by phone, and by email.  The Library lends items from the Kirtland collection (see "What types of materials do you have?") and will mail items to online students.  The Library can obtain items from other libraries through interlibrary loan (ILL).  The Library provides access to databases and NoodleTools via the Library's home page.  Wi-Fi and computers with internet access and printing capability are also offered. A copy machine ($0.10 per page) is available, and FAX service as well as study rooms.  Tutoring services are based in the Library.  For more information about individual services, please refer to the related FAQ. 

What types of materials do you have?

In addition to a large collection of books to support college coursework, the Library offers a selection of magazines and journals, current literature, DVDs, a young adult fiction section, a children’s collection, and audio books. Access to databases (including Ebook Central) and NoodleTools is available via the Library's home page. E-books and e-audio may be borrowed from OverDrive via the Library's home page.  The Library also lends special items for specific courses, such as calculators for math classes.

Where do I go for tutoring?

Kirtland offers free drop-in tutoring for math and writing as well as a tutoring program that strives to provide assistance in most subjects.  Tutoring is available to currently enrolled Kirtland students.  Please see the tutoring page or contact a librarian for more information about tutoring services.

The Math Drop-In and the Writing Center are both located in the Library

Writing assistance is also available online through email (OWL) and online through Zoom (VWC), which allows for face to face conferencing in an online meeting room.  For more information about the OWL see the OWL page.  Please see the tutoring page or contact a librarian for more information about these services and about assistance in other subjects.

 

Online Students and Those Who Cannot Make our Drop-In Hours:

The OWL (Online Writing Lab) and the Virtual Writing Center (VWC) are great ways to get the writing assistance you need if you cannot make the Writing Center hours in Grayling.

In addition to the Writing Centers 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.

The Library is where the cool kids go!

Is there somebody who can help me find information for an assignment/cite a source/format a paper?

Yes!  The reference librarian will gladly help you with these tasks.  You can contact the librarian by telephone, email, or in person.  The Library's Quiet Room is a great place to work if you think you may want some assistance during a work session.

In addition to personal services, your friendly neighborhood librarians have also gathered and created a variety of resources in LibGuides to assist you including  Research Made Easy, which is a good place to start any research project.