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Books & E-Books

Books

Circulating

Books can be located using our Online Catalog. Our catalog is shared with 28 other Universities through the Appalachian College Association.

Using the drop down menu in the first search box, you will be able to search by keyword, subject, title, and author. The second search box allows you to type in your search term. The third box contains a drop down menu of the Universities that share this catalog system. Be sure to designate “Kentucky Christian University” in order to obtain titles available in our library.

Once you have located a print title that you would like to borrow, send the following information to nenders@kcu.edu :

  1. Your first and last name
  2. Your contact information, including your email address and a phone number where you can be reached.
  3. Your ID number
  4. The title of your book
  5. The Author of your book
  6. The Call number of your book
  7. The ISBN number of your book if it is available. This can be located at the bottom of the screen of the book you have selected.

Books are loaned to distance learners for 4 weeks. Books can be renewed by sending an email to nenders@kcu.edu or calling 606.474.3240.

Graduate students working on a Masters thesis should inform the library director.  These students may check books out for a semester at a time.

Reference and Reserve

Reference and Reserve items do not leave the library. These materials will still be accessible for online learners.

For Reference items Copies will be made of the Table of contents and/or index. These will be emailed to you. Once you have selected the pages you will need, contact nenders@kcu.edu and copies of the pages will be made and emailed to you.

For Reserve items Copies of the pages of the reserve items will be emailed to you. Requests for these items may be made to nenders@kcu.edu .

 

E-books

Catalog

Electronic books located in the catalog are accessible in Full Text / Searchable format. To search for only electronic e-books in our catalog you will need to go to our Advanced search screen.

  1. To go to this screen, click on the button containing the magnifying glass that is labeled “Advanced Search”.
  2. Once this screen loads, you can use the drop down menu on the first box to search any field, author, title, or subject. You can type your search term into the second box.
  3. Next, look for the drop down menu on the box beside the words “Material Type”. Select EBOOKS. Click on the Submit button on the right hand side of your screen.
  4. Follow the screen prompts to access your selected title.

Many of our electronic books can be checked out and downloaded for up to 7 days. PDF formats can be downloaded to tablets and readers, including the Kindle. Epub format is not accessible for the Kindle. Some downloads require specific programs. These programs can be downloaded by following the directions for checking out ebooks at our E-books page .

Reference Books

Electronic reference books can be located using the online catalog. Many of these titles are also listed in two Reference book databases. This gives you two points of access for these electronic Reference books. These reference book databases focus on traditional reference resources. We encourage you to search the catalog for electronic books for resources on your topic area.

Oxford Reference online is a good resource for basic tertiary resources such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains reference materials that are searchable by subject area and book title. Several of our print titles are duplicated in Gale.

Free E-books

Many web sites that provide free ebooks are becoming available. We list a few of these on our E-books page and update it regularly. Click on the link to find our current listing. E-books

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