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If Kirkwood Community College Library Services doesn’t own a book or journal article you want, we have a service where we can borrow them from another library and lend it to you. This service is called InterLibrary Loan.

ILL Shelf

ILL Shelf

The easiest way to request this service is to find the article or book you want in our WorldCat Catalog system or directly in one of our databases, like EBSCOhost. (In EBSCOhost uncheck the Full Text box to the left of the results list to find articles we don’t own.) Open the record for the item you want to request. Look for a button or a hyperlink that says “Request InterLibrary Loan.”

Clicking on the button or hyperlink will bring up a request for you to log in with your K number and password. The first time it will ask you to answer a couple of questions. After you answer them this first time you may have to return to the item you want to request and click on the request link again.  Every time after that, logging in will always bring up a prefilled form for the item that you clicked on. Be sure to click the submit button. At that point we send the request on to other libraries to let us borrow it so we can lend it to you.

You can log in to the ILL program later and check the progress of your request. We will also contact you directly when it comes in. The process normally takes around a week, but can be faster or slower depending on the time of year, how busy the lending institution is, etc.

Learn more and log into your account.

EVENT – Exam Cram: Session on Research and Citation Workshop

As the beginning of EXAM CRAM, Library Services will be hosting two Research and Citation workshops to aid students in developing their papers. The session will be offered on both Monday, April 6th and Tuesday, April 7th from 11:15 am -12:10 pm in the Library classroom, room 158. Citation handouts will be provided for students to take home. Please pass the word along.

The full EXAM CRAM is on Tuesday, April 28th. There will be coffee, tea, lemonade, water, and popcorn available all day.

  • 10:00 AM, instructor Keith Reins will help you fine tune your papers – first come, first served – no appointments
  • 10:10 AM, instructor Don Arenz will offer a Tai Chi class in the library classroom
  • 11:15 AM, during activity hour, we will have a visit from therapy dogs
  • in addition math tutoring will be available in the Tutoring Center

All during the day there will be:

  • a free raffle with prizes courtesy of the Kirkwood Bookstore
  • coloring books and crayons on the library tables
  • board games in the library classroom
  • two electric massage chairs

EVENT – National Library Week

Stop by the library and wish us Happy National Library Week! April 12-18, 2015

Links to Some of The Books Recently Added to the Collection:

Our Special Display This Month

Please stop by and check them out.

  • National Poetry Month
  • Earth Day

Our Database of the Month

Proquest New York Times Historic

We’ve also recently added access to digital versions of both the World Book Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia Britannica.

Tech Tips

Our most heavily accessed blog post by far is about how to restore a disappearing toolbar on Word, PowerPoint, etc. Microsoft Office 2013 has changed the procedure for doing this. Check out the new directions.

This one will only apply to a smaller number of you, but if your visual menu disappears on WordPress, here is the way to bring it back.

And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you!