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Library Procedures


Kennedy-King College Library has a large collection to help answer factual questions on the spot. Reference books include encyclopedias, dictionaries, statistics, atlases, and critical and informational resources in many subjects. The librarian on duty at the Reference Desk is available to help you find the appropriate reference book to help answer your question(s). The Library also has online, or electronic, reference sources that the librarian can assist you with.   

Circulation Services

Circulating books (indicated by "Stacks" in the Online Catalog) may be checked out by the staff at the Circulation D​esk by presenting a current student ID. You may check out five books at once. The loan period is two weeks; books may be renewed before the due date, one time for an additional two weeks. When the Library is open, books can be returned to staff at the Circulation Desk.   

Reserve Materials

Reserve Materials (indicated by "Reserve" in the Online Catalog) may be requested at the Reserves Desk located on the 2nd floor. Some materials may be checked out for two hours, some for three days, and some for seven days. Certain 2-hour reserve books cannot leave the library. Professors may place books on Reserve for their classes, or Librarians place heavily used books on Reserve.  


Renew books and materials in person or by phone. Books and materials can be renewed one time if renewed before the date due. Call the Circulation Desk at (773) 602-5449 to renew by phone, and have your student ID ready.   

Photocopy Machines

Make B+W copies at machines downstairs and upstairs. Upstairs also has a color copier. The charge is 10 cents per page for B+W. 15 cents per page for Color. Copy cards are available to all current students at both the Reference and Circulation Desks. Copy cards are not required to make copies. The copy machine only accepts dollar bills and coins (no pennies). Copy cards are only used for the photo copier and are available for free at the Reference Desk and the Circulation Desk. Copy cards are used to load money onto them. Money is loaded at the copy card machine located next to the copiers. 
Printing Machine 
Print cards are only for Printing and must be purchased at various print card kiosks around campus. There is a kiosk avail​able in the library to the left of the front door when entering the library. At least $1.00 is needed to acquire a print card in which the card comes preloaded with $ .50. Print cards are required when printing. 

There are two designated print-only computers located in front of the circulation desk for students who need to only print.