College Library & Information Technology Services

Kelly Library
Kelly Library functions as the heart of the College’s academic program. Library staff work with faculty and students to develop research skills, provide a wide range of support services, and enhance the teaching and learning experience. The library’s print and electronic holdings are designed to support the areas of studies offered at the College and to encourage intellectual and personal growth in a liberal arts setting. The Frederick T. Kelly Library provides easy access to more than 300,000 items including books, ebooks, periodicals, government documents, DVDs, compact discs, and electronic databases. Kelly Library subscribes to approximately 320 periodicals and newspapers in print, and over 100,000 full-text periodicals and newspapers in electronic databases available through the Library’s website. These resources can be accessed on library workstations, as well as off-campus and on personal devices. Open 89.5 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, the library has professional librarians available to provide individualized and group instruction in the use of the library and its All exceptions to the regular schedule are posted on the door, and on the library’s web page and social media. Students may check out print materials for 30 days and DVDs and CDs for one week. Although the library does not charge overdue fines for its materials, students are encouraged to return all materials promptly so they are available for other patrons. All materials must be returned by the end of each semester. Books borrowed from the other members of the Holston Associated Libraries consortium are subject to overdue fines from that library and must be paid at the lending library. Failure to return Kelly Library materials in a timely manner could result in items being billed to the student’s College account. The replacement charge for each item (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) is a minimum of $75 depending on the actual replacement cost, plus processing, of the lost item. Facilities include collaborative study space, private study carrels, networked computers and printers, Wi-Fi, photocopying machines, microform reader-printers, Kelly Computer Lab, the McGowan Computer Classroom, and the Robert D. and Rachel K. Denham Poetry Collection. Kelly Library is a member of the Holston Associated Libraries, with whom it shares a catalog and offers reciprocal borrowing privileges. Kelly Library also belongs to the Virtual Library of Virginia, Central Library of the Appalachian College Association, and other library professional organizations and consortia.

The Marion campus has a library resource room that is open when the building is open to students. Students have access to the library resource room when on the Marion campus. The resource room includes printed materials related to the program (e.g., books, journals) as well as computers and a printer. Students can access the Kelly Library via the computers in the resource room and throughout the entire building via wireless access.