The D. Leonard Corgan Library supports the mission of King's College by actively participating in the instructional process and serving as a gateway to global information resources. The Library provides a learner-centered environment, information resources, instruction, and services to meet the curricular and research needs of students, faculty, and staff. The library fosters the development of information skills that are critical to independent intellectual inquiry and lifelong learning.
NOTE: Exceptions to regular hours, such as Easter and Winter recess, are listed on the Hours of Operation handout available in the Library.
Library Staff Directory
Phone: 570-208-5900 then enter ext. 5641
From off campus, dial (570) 208-5900 before the extension.
CALL NUMBER LOCATIONS
Services & Policies
Please silence your cell phone when in the library. Use either of the two lobbies if you need to use your cell phone.
CIRCULATION OF MATERIALS
All currently enrolled King's College students, faculty, administration and staff have borrowing privileges. Student ID and employee ID cards, which are issued by the Residence Life Office in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, serve as library cards. Other borrowers must register at the Circulation Desk to obtain library cards. Lost cards should be reported immediately to avoid fraudulent borrowing. Replacements for lost cards may be obtained in the Residence Life Office.
King's College has reciprocal agreements with Luzerne County Community College, Marywood College, Misericordia University, University of Scranton and Wilkes University. To register for borrowing privileges at one of these institutions a member of the King's community must show proof of attendance at King's and a photo ID. Since policies are set by the individual schools, it is advisable to carry other types of ID such as a driver's license. To register at the King's library, borrowers from these local institutions must show proof of affiliation and a photo ID or driver's license.
Return of Library Materials
Please return library materials at the Circulation Desk. Please hand reserve materials to an attendant when returning them to ensure timely removal from your account.
Items that are reserved for class use and juvenile books may not be renewed. Books from the general collection and videos may be renewed provided that another King's student or employee has not placed a request for them.
If a library item is checked out, you may recall the item. The present borrower will be notified that the book has been requested and will be asked to return the book. Once the item has been returned if will be placed on hold for you. You will then be notified that you may check out the item at the Circulation Desk.
It is the patron's responsibility to return library materials by the due date. Fines will be assessed for materials that are overdue.
Lost or Damaged Materials
The library charges $50 for lost books. Fees may also be levied for damaged materials.
Faculty may have materials placed on reserve for their courses so that all students in their classes may use them. Materials owned by the library or faculty may be placed on Library Use Only/2 Hour Reserve, or Overnight/1 or 3 Day Reserve (provided they are not owned by the library). Please bring materials to the Circulation Desk at least two days before they will be required for use by students - on Wednesday if they will be needed over a weekend. Questions may be directed to Thomas Ruddy at ext. 5640 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM - 11 AM and Noon - 3:30 PM.
The development and growth of the library collection is a cooperative effort. Users are encouraged to participate in this process by recommending materials using the Book and Media Purchase Request Forms found on the For Faculty page. Information about the library's Collection Development Policy and questions concerning the process of requesting materials may be requested from Terrence Mech at ext. 5943.
Library circulation records are confidential. Pennsylvania Act 90 prohibits a library from revealing information about borrowers. However, records are subject to the USA Patriot Act.
A coin-operated copying machine is located on the first floor near the Circulation Desk. The copy machine also accepts King's Cash. Microform readers/printers are located in the Instruction/Reference Department and on the court level. Charge per exposure for each machine is ten cents.
Faculty or their student aides may copy course-related material on microform readers/printers and have their departments charged for the costs. A debit card system is available for academic departments, administrative offices, and clubs. The debit card is obtained from the Secretary to the Director of the Library and is encoded with a dollar amount, which is charged to department budgets. Faculty, administrators, or staff requiring a key for the microform readers/printers in the Instruction/Reference Department may obtain it at the Instruction/Reference Desk or from the Circulation Supervisor.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
To protect library materials and keep the building insect-free, foods and drinks are not allowed in the library.
Books, journal articles and other print materials not owned by King's College may be requested on interlibrary loan by King's College students, faculty, administration and staff. Fees imposed by the lending library are automatically charged to the department of the requesting faculty or staff member or administrator.
By faculty request, the instruction/reference librarians present formal group instruction sessions to King's students on the use of library resources. Such instruction is tailored to the meet the needs of students based on course requirements or projects assigned by the faculty. Faculty are urged to take advantage of this service which helps to further independent learning and develops the information literacy skills of students. Faculty can arrange for library instruction sessions by contacting the Reference Department at ext. 5641 at least one week or more in advance of the class. Please see Suggestions for Faculty When Requesting a Library Instruction Session for additional information. Read more about instruction services here.
The Instruction/Reference Desk is located to the left of the Jackson Street entrance. Librarians are available to assist patrons in the use of materials and electronic databases. Reference assistance is also available by appointment. See the Research Help page for more info.
Research Guides on a variety of subjects are available online. Hard copies of Study Guides are available in the Instruction/Reference Department for the use of students and faculty. The documentation styles ACS, APA, CBE, MLA and Turabian are popular. Other study guide titles include "How to Critically Analyze Information Resources," "Preparing Abstracts and Annotations" and "Distinguishing Scholarly From Non-Scholarly Periodicals."
Group study rooms are located on the court level and second floor of the library for student use. These rooms, intended for group projects or study, are available on a first come, first served basis; no reservations are necessary.
THEFT AND MUTILATION
The loss of books and periodicals from theft and mutilation undermines access to library materials. Permanent damage to a collection results from the loss of irreplaceable items. A person is guilty of library theft if he/she willingly conceals on their person or among their belongings any library material, including periodicals, and willfully or without authority removes the material from the library with the intention of converting it for his own use. (Section 3929.1 Pennsylvania Crimes Code)
Incidents involving mutilation of materials, such as tearing out pages or removing identifying labels, are immediately referred to the Student Affairs Office for disciplinary action.