Library Services for Distance Learners

Eligibility
All students enrolled in off-campus or distance learning classes are eligible for library services comparable to those provided to on-campus students.

HCC Services
Each student must have a Patron Library Card. If you do not have a card, complete and submit the Patron Library Card form. A card will be mailed to you within a week. There is no charge for a patron card; however, there will be a $3.00 charge to replace cards lost or stolen.

Students may access HCC Library's online catalog at http://kctcs.kyvl.org. From the library's webpage http://www.hopkinsville.kctcs.edu/library/main.htm, you will also find valuable links to other sites as well as tools for evaluating sources and research tips.

To use the resources available from the Kentucky Virtual Library, go to the KYVL homepage at http://www.kyvl.org. Access to these databases requires a password, which can be obtained by calling (270) 707-3764. Only students enrolled at a Kentucky college or Kentucky residents may be given the password. Upon verification of your status at Hopkinsville Community College, you will be given the needed password. Residency will have to be confirmed in person. The KYVL site also has a tutorial, which would be particularly helpful to new users.

Interlibrary loan involves borrowing materials from other libraries. All patrons must have a library card before submitting Interlibrary Loan requests. If you do not have a card, complete and submit the Patron Library Card form. To receive books or copies of articles through Interlibrary Loan, please review the Interlibrary Loan Fact Sheet. Materials may be picked up at the following locations: HCC main campus library, Fort Campbell Extended Campus Center, Princeton Extended Campus Center, Todd County Public Library, and the Trigg County Public Library. This service is free to all HCC students.

For personal assistance, you may call the library during regular hours of operation or you may email your question to a librarian through the Ask A Librarian page.
If you are enrolled in an off-campus traditional class, scheduled library instruction is available on-site during class time. Requests for this service should be made by the course instructor. Contact Cynthia Atkins by email at Cynthia.Atkins@kctcs.edu or by telephone at (270) 707-3761 for more information.

Public Library Services
Hopkinsville/Christian County Public Library, Todd County Public Library, the George Coon Public Library (Caldwell County), the John L. Street Public Library (Trigg County), and Sink Library (Fort Campbell) all have computers equipped with Internet connections. The computer software packages available vary from library to library. The staffs of all of these facilities will also borrow materials for you through interlibrary loan if you are unable to locate what you need at that specific library.

KET Telecourses
Students taking KET telecourses may view tapes of classes at the following locations: HCC main campus library, Fort Campbell Extended Campus Center, Princeton Extended Campus Center, Todd County PUblic Library, and the Trigg County Public Library. Tapes must be viewed on site; KET prohibits copying these tapes for personal use. For general information about KET telecourses, click on KET; for telecourse study tips click on Telecourse Study tips.