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Faculty: Learn about/Find OERs | Students:

Click the tab for the type of resources you want to find:


Search the library's print and electronic resources: books, e-books, articles, digital media and more.

Finding and Using Ebsco e-Books


To search the WSU & Affiliates' catalog for books or media enter your search term(s), select a search option and click search.


Enter your search terms, select one or more databases, and click Search:

Search PubMed:



Search for e-journals, e-books, and streaming media

Finding and Using Ebsco e-Books

Help! I Need...

Need a pencil? Want to remove a staple? The library provides a variety of helpful resources:

On the Student Resources Counter by the RICOH printer on the main floor:

  • hole punches
  • paper clips
  • paper cutter
  • pencils
  • pencil sharpner
  • scrap paper
  • stapler
  • staple remover
  • tape

At the Circulation Desk:

  • charger cords
  • course textbooks for in library use
  • external DVD drive
  • glue sticks
  • laptops
  • noise cancelling headphones
  • pillows
  • portable chargers for laptops, phones, and other devices
  • portable DVD player
  • portable whiteboard
  • power cords for handheld devices
  • scientific calculators
  • scissors

More Information

The library provides access to an extensive collection of books, media, and journals in both print and electronic formats as well as numerous periodical databases and two online catalogs.

What the Library Has for You
Tour the Library
Accessing Periodical Databases
Accessing OhioLINK Resources: How to Login
APA Citation Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
Database Tutorials
How To Tell What Type of Periodical It Is
Need Help? Ask a Librarian

Contact Us

Students, faculty, and staff may submit questions by email to the reference librarian.

Dean of Academic Affairs
Scott Bennie

Reference &Instruction/Serials/ILL
Kathy Salgado
Phone: 937-395-8053 x6

Technical Services & AV
Pamela Stevens
Phone: 937-395-8053 x4

Circulation Manager
Stella Freeman
Phone: 937-395-8053 x3

Main Library Phone

Phone: 937-395-8053
Fax: 937-395-8861

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Off-Campus Library Access

Current Kettering College students, faculty, and staff are able to access library resources from off-campus. Click the link to the resource you want to access. A login screen will display.

Students: use your student portal login and password

Faculty and staff:  use your network login and password

If you have access problems, please contact the Reference Librarian, Kathy Salgado.

  • Other Resources at the Library

    • I'm trying to access a resource and a green Kettering College login screen displays. How do I login?

      Students:  Students: enter your Student Portal login and password.

      Faculty and Staff: enter your network login and password.

      Note: If you have your Library login credentials saved and update your Student Portal/Netowrk password, you will need to update your saved password for the library proxy server. If you try to login to the Library proxy server multiple times with the wrong password, you will be locked out of not only the library proxy server but also your network account.

      Locked out, don’t remember your password, or need help updating your password? Contact the IT Help Desk.

    • I'm trying to access a resource and am taken to a Wright State login screen. What do I do?

      These resources are only for Wright State University faculty, staff and students.

    • Printer/Photocopier

      Campus printers also serve as photocopiers. There is a printer/copier on the first floor of the library. There is also one in the student lounge area on the lower level of the Boonshoft.

      Printing/Photocopying is $0.05/page for black and white; $0.25 for color.

    • Is there somewhere on campus I can send a fax?

      The RICOH printer on the first floor of the library has a fax line. To access the fax option, login and then press the System Home button. Several options will display. Select the Fax option.

      The phone number must be preceded by 9 to get an outside line. Example: 9 937 395 0000

      If the fax is being sent to a number outside the 937 area code, it must be preceded 91. Example: 91 888 888 8888

    • Group Study Rooms

      There are group study rooms on the lower level of the Learning Commons.
      Rooms may be reserved using the SmartWay reservation system.
      You can make reservations on the panel outside the room you want to reserve, by downloading and using the Smartway2 app, or by using the reservation link on the library home page.

      To make a reservation:
      For the database enter: ketteringcollege
      For your login credentials:
      Student: use your Student portal credentials ( and SSO password)
      Faculty: use your network credentials (k# and network password)

      For additional help, check the KC Smartway2 Tip Sheet

      While it is possible to make an anonymous reservation without an account, anonymous reservations can be cancelled by anyone, so it is best to create an account.

      While a study room may be used without a reservation, please respect others’ reservations.

    • Interlibrary Loan

      To obtain materials not available in-house or through OhioLINK, please contact the reference librarian.

    • Books & Periodicals

      The library collection has about 8,000 books and 125+ current journal subscriptions. Back issues of journals are either bound or on microfiche. Bound journals are stored off campus. Contact the reference librarian about obtaining copies of articles from journals in storage.

    • Circulation Policies Loans

      KC Books: 4 weeks
      OhioLINK Books: 3 weeks
      Audiovisuals: 2 weeks
      Leisure Books: 1 week
      Leisure Audio Books: 2 weeks
      Exam Prep Guides: 1 week
      Reserve Items: LIBRARY USE ONLY

    • Renewals

      Kettering College materials may be renewed up to 2 times, if there are no holds on the item.
      OhioLINK items maybe renewed up to 4 times.

    • Fines

      OhioLINK items: $.50/day; $50.00 additional charge for items more than 30 days overdue
      Lost college library items: Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing charge
      OhioLINK Replacement Fees: $125.00 plus processing charge

      PLEASE NOTE! Borrowing privileges are suspended when unpaid fees reach $10.00

    • Direct Borrowing

      Students, faculty, or staff members, as well as KMC Network employees, must present a current, valid ID card to borrow materials. Students from SOCHE and OhioLINK schools with current, validated ID cards from their home institutions may also borrow materials.

    • Faculty Equipment Reservation Form

      Faculty who wish to reserve equipment available through the library should complete the Faculty Equipment Reservation Form, save it, and then send it as an attachment to the Circulation Manager, Stella Freeman:


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