Apr 22, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Robert J. Kibbee Library

Room L-200, Ext. 5637

The Library and Media Center is the major learning resource facility at the college. Students and faculty are provided with a rich variety of materials to support the curriculum, meet information needs, and assist in study, in research, in stimulating cultural development, satisfying special interests and academic curiosity. Professional librarians offer reference and research services and are available to promote and facilitate full utilization of all library resources.

The Library’s high-quality collection includes more than 157,250 carefully selected Reference and Circulating books in print and 686,000 e-books; over 148,229 online serials, 1,720 print serials, 22,279 bound periodicals, and over 8,140 microfilms. Additional resources include a Reserve Collection of over 4,000 Textbooks. The Library also has an online public access catalog OneSearch that provides access to Kingsborough’s library holdings, and those of the other CUNY colleges as well. Also available is Web access to over 173 electronic databases (full text and bibliographic).

Interlibrary Loan services expand the range of research materials available for instruction and scholarship. Materials that are not owned by the Kingsborough Library may be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary loan. Additional services include computer work stations with access to the Internet, library instruction sessions to facilitate information literacy, libguides to help support course assignments, remote access to most electronic databases, e-mail notices of books being held and of overdue books, online renewal of Kingsborough library books, photocopiers (nominal charge), microfilm reader/printers, prominent display of new books which may be borrowed, exhibits in wall and floor display cases, and bulletin boards for notice of campus events.

In the Media Center (L-115, Ext. 5044) there are a variety of non-print materials and media services that serve the needs of several departments, students and faculty. Among materials available are audio and video recordings, numerous music and language recordings, and a laptop loan program. Media reference service is available throughout the academic year. The “Learning Lab,” which consists of a 36-carrel audio listening facility, L-102, is used to provide instructional classes in the foreign languages.

For further information visit the library’s website at http://www.kingsborough.edu/kcclibrary/