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image of library director Carrie FreyCentreTerm '21: Library Services

Below is information about library resources, assistance, and services for CentreTerm '21.  The library will remain closed to foot traffic for the short term while we prepare to reopen safely for the spring term!

As always, if you have a question that is not covered here, please feel free to reach out to me at

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We are renovating the main floor of the library! This activity, along with the pandemic, affects our ability to be open in the usual way. The front of the library will see an upgrade in terms of opening up the space. We are adding more seating and the Learning Commons will be incorporated into the space. You will not notice a difference in the library services we offer, but tutoring and peer mentoring will be coordinated through the Learning Commons, directed by Brian Cusato.


Although the library is closed to foot traffic, there will be librarians and staff in the library:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - midnight
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: 4:00pm - midnight

Staff are easily reached by emailing or using our chat service!


Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Sun-Thurs: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

**The CTL Media Lab is open Sun-Thurs, 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Swipe access only.**


We are not open to foot traffic, but if you need books from the collection, we provide a pick-up service!

  • You may use the "Place Hold" button in our online catalog to choose your materials.
  • Once the library emails you to confirm your materials are ready for pick-up, your bagged books will be available on the pick-up table in the Crounse lobby, labeled with your name.
  • Your items will be available for three days, until 11pm Sunday-Thursday, and 4pm on Friday, but will be re-shelved if not picked up within the allotted timeframe.   
  • Watch a video demonstrating this process for students!


We will not be providing hard copy course reserves this fall.  We will digitize materials if needed.  We must follow copyright guidelines for digitizing materials.  Our usual guide is 10% of a book and we cannot digitize consumable materials (workbooks). Contact us at with requests or questions.

Librarians can provide digital copies for you of book chapters and we can also print articles from our databases for you and place them on the pickup table in the lobby. To ask for these services, email

There are lots of ways to get quick help from a librarian!

Visit our Get Help page to:

Some libraries are not lending physical hard copy books yet. Our Kentucky courier service will start up again in September. This is subject to change, so we will be in contact as we have information on this service. You may still order journal articles via interlibrary loan.

ITS is installing printers in the basement of Crounse. Cleaning supplies will be available in that space. Please prioritize digital transmission for papers and class materials to follow health and safety best practices.

STUDENTS: Consult printing help and instructions from ITS!

Please contact ITS for help with your personal computing and printing needs.

Watch & Learn

From circulation toward entrance

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View from circ area

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Looking down from top of stairs

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Office demolition

image of Lanna's former office

Office demolition

image of Crystal Ellis' former office

Former office of CTL director

image of CTL office, cleared for construction

Former CTL resource room

image of former CTL resource room

Former area of the Reference Desk

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Former Circulation Desk area, different angle

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Former Circulation Desk area

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Main floor of library, cleared for construction

image of main floor cleared for construction

Bound journal weeding project

image of caution tape across bound journals to save

DVDs moved for construction

image of cleared DVD shelves on main floor

Storage shelves cleared

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DVDs moved to storage

image of DVDs in new storage location