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Library Services

Collection Development

The staff at the library actively solicit requests for materials, and we welcome your recommendations. When making requests, please be mindful of the library's Policies for Collection Acquisition and Maintenance.

Different librarians are responsible for interacting with faculty in each Academic Division. If you are a faculty member or adjunct instructor, you can contact your library liaison using the list below. We look forward to hearing from you! 

For Humanities / Math & Natural Sciences / Social Sciences, contact:
Colin Magee
(270) 824-8674

For Nursing / Allied Health / Applied Technology, contact:
Camille Richmond
(270) 824-1721


Help Desk / Circulation

Need to renew your books?  Do you have questions about our services and resources?  The Library Help Desk is a great place to start.  

Help Desk
(270) 824-1722

For questions about late fees, fines, and overdue notices, contact:
Jawana Brown
(270) 824-1890


Library Instruction

The library staff are happy to instruct students on how to use the library and its many resources. The Loman C. Trover Library comes equipped with a library instruction classroom (LRC213) with seating for up to 24 students and 18 laptops for hands-on instruction. We are proud to offer the following methods of library instruction at Madisonville Community College:

  • Point-of-use instruction and modeling of appropriate practices (at the Help Desk or by appointment).
  • Tours of the library facility and basic information about the online resources available.
  • Library subject guides and online information literacy assistance (through the library's Get Answers platform).
  • Organized library instruction to students taking writing in English 101 and English 102 classes.
  • Course-specific instruction geared to a particular discipline or topic.

In order to ensure an optimal learning environment, we ask that faculty please schedule library instruction and class visits in advance. Library instruction and class visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To request library instruction, contact:
Colin Magee


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan service allows for students and staff to borrow books from a different library. If the library at MCC does not have a book that you need, you can request one through Interlibrary Loan. In most instances, this is a free service. Materials can be picked up at the Loman C. Trover Library Help Desk when they become available.

We ask that students and staff follow these policies when requesting books through ILL:

  • ILL is only for presently-enrolled MCC students and employees. Community patrons should contact their public library to use ILL services. Murray State University students should contact their college's library to use ILL services.
  • Students and staff must hold a valid MCC library card or MCC photo id card to request ILL services.
  • ILL requests can take up to two weeks to be processed, and the library makes no guarantee that all requests can be successfully filled.
  • All due dates on lent materials are set by the lending library, therefore it is the patron's responsibility to ensure that all ILL materials are returned to the Loman C. Trover Library by each item's individually-set due date.
  • Requests for renewals must be made at least three days before the item's individual due date. The right to renew materials lies solely with the lending library, not the MCC library; therefore students must be prepared to surrender materials on their scheduled due date unless a renewal request has been successfully processed before the due date.
  • Patrons are responsible for all ILL materials, therefore patrons are asked not to lend ILL materials to anybody else while they are checked out in the patron's name.
  • Patrons will be asked to pay the replacement costs if ILL materials are damaged or lost. Patrons retaining ILL materials past their due date risk losing all library privileges, no exceptions.

To request Interlibrary Loan, contact:
Pattie Jewell
(270) 824-8676



AV Setups

Due to current staffing considerations, the library will attempt to accommodate AV setups as best as possible at this time.  As such, AV requests will need to be submitted at least three working days prior to the need.  There may be instances in which we will be unable to accommodate your needs if equipment or staff become unavailable.

Available equipment

To request AV setups, contact:
Colin Magee


Putting Material on Reserve

Instructors can place materials on reserve at the Help Desk for their students to use. These items can be materials from the library's collection, or from the instructor's personal collection (books, videos, textbooks, notes, etc.). Instructors can set the check-out period for reserve items (usually 3 hours if the item is to be used in the library).

If students need to make copies of a reserve item, they may use the library's copy machine. If the item on reserve is a movie, students can watch the movie in the library's study room.

To place items on reserve, contact:
Jawana Brown
(270) 824-1890


Dual Credit

All students are invited to use the library webpage and library guides which offer helpful information about the research process, evaluating websites, and information useful for papers and projects. MCC Dual Credit students have access to the same services and resources available to every other student. Dual credit students can use library databases and electronic books, physical books, and receive assistance in-person, by telephone, e-mail, and chat.

Your KCTCS username and password are the keys to accessing library information and resources online. Much of the information is held in research databases or subject-specific library subject guides, such as Allied Health, Criminal Justice, English, or Business.

To learn more, contact:
Colin Magee


Copyright Information


Copyright is the protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the author or owner of "original works of authorship", giving the owner the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:

  • To reproduce the copyrighted work
  • To prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted work
  • To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending
  • To perform the copyrighted work publicly

What can be copyrighted?

  • Literary works
  • Musical works
  • Dramatic works
  • Pantomimes and choreographic works
  • Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
  • Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
  • Sound recordings
  • Architectural Works

What can not be copyrighted?

  • Facts
  • Ideas
  • Government publications

When is a work not protected by copyright?

  • A work is protected immediately when it is created in a fixed form.

KCTCS Copyright Policy

KCTCS Administrative Policies and Procedures Copyright

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) requires that all college personnel and students adhere to the provisions of the United Sates Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code). This law applies to anyone at KCTCS who wants to reproduce, alter, or perform works that are protected by copyright. Examples of these works include printed materials, sound recordings, video recordings, visual art, computer software and multimedia.

Date of Last Revision 10-28-08

To learn more, contact:
Colin Magee


Common Reader

The Common Reader Program consists of faculty in different courses across different disciplines using a common book to provide an enrichment experience for students and to facilitate active learning and critical thinking activities. The program unites students and faculty members in a year-long discussion about a single book across many different academic contexts. The Common Reader Committee selects a new book each year. Below is a list of previous Common Readers used at MCC:

  • 2019-20 Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, by Douglas Preston
  • 2018-19 The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us And Took Over the World, by Abigail Tucker
  • 2017-18 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande
  • 2016-17 The Martian, by Andy Weir
  • 2015-16 Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash, by Edward Humes
  • 2013-15 Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, by Kristen Iversen
  • 2011-13 The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History, by Molly Caldwell Crosby
  • 2010-11 Children of the Great Depression, by Russell Freedman


KUDOS - Honoring Faculty Achievement in the Library

KUDOS is the college's annual ceremony recognizing faculty promotions to Associate Professor and Professor.  It is held each fall in the library. Faculty select a book for inclusion in the Library collection.

Visit our gallery where we honor our many KUDOS recipients through the years.