Public Services Librarian453-5195bbartley
Technical Services Librarian453-5195dsmith
Library Director 453-5162 slarochelle
@kvcc.me.edu Library reference and circulation - 453-5004
Research help is available to students, faculty, and staff for assistance with projects and questions, large or small. Not sure where to begin? Ask a librarian. Wish to learn more about available resources? Ask a librarian. Need help deciphering the mysteries of APA or MLA citations? Visit, email, or call, and we will be glad to assist. library
The librarians regularly conduct informational sessions for the entire classroom, per instructor request. All courses are supported: English, Nursing, Communications, Linework, Physical Therapy Assisting, Mental Health, and Medical Assisting, to name a few. The librarians will tailor coverage to meet the specific needs of the instructor if desired. Interested faculty members may contact the library at library
@kvcc.me.edu or call 453-5004 to set up a session.
Borrow from other libraries and pick up your requests here at Lunder Library, free of charge. The entire KVCC community is welcome to use interlibrary loan (ILL). Request ILLs within the state via the Minerva and MaineCat library catalogs – order from Maine public libraries of all sizes; from any of the University of Maine collections; also from Colby, Bates, or Bowdoin. To extend your search beyond Maine, try WorldCat, then contact a librarian to place your request. Keep in mind that the library can also obtain articles from any magazine, journal, or newspaper for you, in addition to books and videos.
Instructors have the option of selecting books, articles, or videos – either from the library or their personal collections – to be made available at the front desk for mandatory and supplemental class assignments. Students check out this material for use within the library. Interested instructors may email library
@kvcc.me.edu or call 453-5004 to place items on course reserve.
Books-by-mail is a service for online and distance students at KVCC. Lunder Library will ship items from its collection to your home. Return packaging and postage are included. Email library
@kvcc.me.edu or call 453-5004.
Area Libraries – Visiting Patron Privileges
Students and employees of Kennebec Valley Community College have free walk-in borrowing privileges at the following libraries: the Colby College Libraries, Waterville Public Library, Thomas College Library, Quimby Library at Unity College, and the MaineGeneral Medical Center Libraries. Your college ID is your library card, so be sure to bring it along.
Statewide Resources and Services
- Interlibrary Loans
Borrow media – books, videos, audiobooks, etc. – from across the state through Minerva and MaineCat, the library catalogs of the Maine InfoNet. Maine InfoNet is a collaborative of academic, public, school, and special libraries which facilitates access to millions of items for the residents of Maine. The KVCC Library belongs to Maine InfoNet.
- Area Reference and Resource Centers (ARRCs)
Bangor Public Library, the Maine State Library, and Portland Public Library are the designated ARRCs within Maine. As such they provide free library cards and interlibrary loan service to citizens within each district. Three districts cover the entire state.
Across the Nation, Around the Globe!
Since long before the days of the internet, libraries have networked together to offer access to collections beyond their own walls. Now the convenience of the web brings the public a discovery tool of its own – created by librarians – called WorldCat (www.worldcat.org). WorldCat is just what it sounds like: a catalog of libraries from around the world. Submit WorldCat requests directly to the library and we’ll work on obtaining the items for you. In addition, Lunder Library’s membership in DOCLINE allows the librarians to deliver requests for medical journal articles.