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


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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
Library FAQs 
How to Access the Library’s Periodical Databases
Accessing OhioLINK Resources: How to Login
Database Tutorials
Research Tips
APA Citation Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
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.

Director of IT and the Library
Jim Nesbit
Phone: 937-395-8601 x55685

Reference/Instruction/Serials Librarian & 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:  enter your Student Portal login and password;

      Faculty and Staff: enter your network login and password.

      Students–not sure about your student portal login and password:


      Your username is your first name and last name separated with a period. Do not include suffixes such as III, 2nd or Jr

      For example, Charles Kettering’s username is Charles.Kettering


      Your initial password is your last name + your birth year + @KC

      For example, Charles Kettering’s password is Kettering1876@KC

      If you reset your password and do not remember it, contact the IT Help Desk.

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

      If it asks for your institution, select Wright State University and click submit.

      At the login screen, use the right side for Affiliates/Guests.  Enter your name in the first box in the order indicated.

      For your ID#:

      Students: use the last 5 digits of your student ID#+the last 4 digits of your SSN;

      International student without an SSN: use just the last 5 digits of your student ID#;

      Faculty/staff: use your employee ID# without the k

    • 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. Use the instructions provided on the library home page to create an account on the reservation system, then 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. 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.

    • Audiovisuals

      We have more than 1,400 items, including DVDs & CD-ROMs.

    • 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.

    • Databases

      We have more than 100 databases that are currently available online via the library web page, including: CINAHL, MEDLINE, Up to Date, and Academic Search Complete.

    • 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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