You can look up the book in Primo and request it in Primo. Enter a book title, search, and be sure to sign in. Once the item page is up on the left menu under Get It, click Request. The “Send Request” box will appear. Select West Kentucky as the pick up location. Enter a pickup date.
Click ”Send Request.” The library staff will receive it, pull the item, and send an email to you with the pickup date.
You can also call the library 270-534-3197 and give the staff member the title and call number of the item. The staff member will pull the item and email you when it is ready for pickup. Or, feel free to select items from the shelves of the library, now open for browsing!
Items may be renewed by any of the following methods:
In person: Bring your student ID, library card, or photo ID (driver's license).
By phone: Call 270-534-3197. Have your student ID or library card number ready.
Online: Sign in to Primo. In the top right-hand corner of the screen, click your name, then "My Library Card'' to see your current loans and an option to renew your materials.
Faculty who would like to keep library materials for the next semester should call Anita Weathers at 270-534-3189 or email her at email@example.com
Items on hold for another patron cannot be renewed.
We are located on the second floor of the Matheson Learning Resource Center (MLC). Please enter the library on the Student Center side staircase, or via the elevator. The library staircase closest to the Rosenthal building is an EXIT ONLY, not an entrance. Library staff will direct you to the exit when you are at the library.
From the library’s home page Click on Library Guides on the left menu under Student Resources. This will take you to a page that lists 51 Guides. The library guides are program specific. Click on a Guide. Each library guide contains multiple tabs with many resources that will help you in your research. Should you have any questions regarding a particular guide, click on the guides’ Home tab. The library contact information is listed on the right side of the page.
From the library’s home page Click on Find Resources on the left menu under Student Resources. Under Databases A-Z, you will see a list of databases. When you click the drop-down arrow simply choose a database and click Go.
From the library’s home page Click on Find Resources on the left menu, under Student Resources. Under Databases A-Z, scroll down to eBook central (ProQuest). Click Go. Click Sign In at the top, then choose Create Account. Once you have set up your account, you are ready to do a search. Once you have chosen a book, it will give you the option to read the book online or download the book to your computer.
Computers – 20 available in our open labs. If there is a wait, you will be limited to one (1) hour.
Printing – all print jobs are routed to the main circulation desk computer.
Private study – available in our Reading Room, individual tables only, one person per table.
Ask a library staff member for assistance with checking out a book, DVD, or audiobook. They will retrieve the item(s) for you and check it out for you.
Place holds for library materials by contacting one of our staff members, reserving through Primo, or calling the library. You can pick these up at the circulation desk.
Return library materials to one of our book drops at the library, outside of Matheson Learning Resource Center (MLC) building next to room 5, or at the Anderson Technical Building (ATB) lobby. Materials will be quarantined for the recommended time period before being checked in.
Browsing shelves for checking out books, DVDs, or audiobooks, or for using materials in the library.
From the library’s home page In the middle of the page, you will see the Primo search box. Simply type a subject into the Primo search box and click Go! Primo searches all of our books, articles, and databases on a particular subject. You can limit further by using the ‘’sort by’’ filters on the right side of the search page. A tutorial on using Primo is provided underneath the Primo Search box on the library’s home page.
ILL is a free service through Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL). When a book or article is not available at Matheson Library, we can borrow it from another library through Interlibrary Loan! It is easy to do. Visit the library, call to request, or fill out the interlibrary loan form here.
On the Matheson Library homepage, select Library Guides then scroll down to your class. The orientation for your class will be included in the guide along with links for locating books, articles, audiovisuals, eBooks, and recommended websites specifically chosen for that class.
If your orientation is scheduled in the library, your instructor will inform you of the day and time of the session.