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Research 101

Top 5 Things to Know About Kirk Library

  1. Access:

Even when working away from the main campus, you can use library resources and services!

On campus, make sure your device is connected to the campus WiFi to access library materials.

When off campus, simply start searching from the Kirk Library homepage. Our subscription resources (the items that we pay to access) will prompt you to login with your Centralia College student email address and password. Personal emails will not work.

If you have any trouble logging in from off-campus, visit the IT Help Desk Frequently Asked Questions page for tips and assistance. 

  1. Resources:

The Kirk Library's provides access to a large collection of (e)books, academic and trade journal articles, newspapers, videos, images, and music through OneSearch and subscription research databases. 

  1. Interlibrary Loan:

If the Kirk Library doesn't have the item you need for your assignment, we will search worldwide to get it for you using our free Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service!

Just fill out our ILL request form. You will receive an email with the resource attached usually 1-4 days (for articles) after requesting. In special cases we will contact you immediately if the item is rare or hard to locate. Books can take several weeks because they are actually mailed from the lending library to Kirk Library!

  1. Online Tutorials:

The Library is here for you, anytime, anywhere. We have lots of online tutorials that you can use to learn about using the library, including:

  1. Support:

And most importantly, don’t waste time struggling, contact us with any questions you have. Staff in the Kirk Library can help with research, technology, and academic success. 

For assistance with your research project, contact us at: 

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