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Library Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If you have a book or article that you want, but it is not available in Kirk Library, you can request an Interlibrary Loan to borrow it from another library. To use this service, you must be a current Centralia College student or employee.

Kirk Library belongs to a network of libraries nation-wide that share their library materials with each other. Many of these libraries share their library materials freely while others will charge a fee. If the library that owns the item charges a fee, Kirk Library will pay up to $10.00 of that fee. If it is over $10.00, you will be notified and given the option to either pay the difference or cancel your request.

Though Kirk Library cannot guarantee the length of time it will take to fulfill the request, on average, most ILL requested books arrive within a week and articles arrive within a few days. How long it takes to fulfill your request depends on how easy it is to find the item in the borrowing libraries.

Once your ILL requested item(s) arrive at Kirk Library, you will be notified by phone or email.

Request an Interlibrary Loan

Computer Printer

Printing is charged in all of our campus computer labs. In order to print, you will need to set up your print management account online and add the $5.00 print card money into your account. Basically, you will need to:

  1. Purchase your $5.00 print card from the bookstore or from the vending machines in Kirk Library, Washington Hall, New Science Center, and Student Center. The print card acts like an iTunes gift card so you can put money into your account.
  2. Register for a new print management account at http://print.centralia.edu:9191/app.
  3. Redeem your $5.00 print card money into your print management account.
For detailed instructions, see How to Print in the Computer Labs.

Copier Machine

A copier machine is available in Kirk Library for public use. Each copy is 10 cents. Our copier is black and white and produces single-sided copies. It takes coins and dollar bills. It does not accept credit or debit cards.

Wireless Internet

Campus-wide wireless internet is available for the educational and business needs of current students, employees, and guests of Centralia College. All users must comply with the college's Computer Use Policy, Student Rights & Responsibilities Code, and Copyright Rules.

The wireless network is not a public internet access network. Access codes are required to use the college’s wireless networks and are available at various locations on campus, including the library's Ask Here Desk. Stop by the Ask Here Desk in person to get it.

For directions on how to connect to the wireless network, see Centralia College Wireless Network.

Computer Lab

The library has 31 computers available for currently enrolled Centralia College students to use for academic purposes when they are not reserved for library instruction. When the computer lab is reserved for library instruction, signs will be posted to notify students of the hours when the lab is reserved. Students may use the computers until the posted times.

The library also has two stand up computers available for public use and quick tasks. Users are limited to 10 minutes on these computers.

For more information about our library computer lab policies, see Library Policies > Library Computer Use.

Laptops

The library has 10 laptops available for students to borrow for a week (7 days) at a time. To borrow these laptops, students must agree to the Laptop Borrowing Policy and sign the Laptop Borrowing Agreement.

Headphones

To maintain a quiet study space for students, headphones are required to listen to audio on all computers. USB headphones are available for check out at the Check Out Desk. You will need a photo ID (student ID card or driver’s license) to check one out. Please be considerate of other students who are studying. Keep the volume low. You will be asked to lower the volume if it is loud enough to disturb others.

Group Study Rooms

The library provides two study rooms for students to meet in a group to study or work on projects together. Room 137 is an open cubicle with a long table and a white board. Room 139 is a small enclosed classroom with a computer and projector. Library instruction classes have first priority to use Room 139. If there is a time conflict for Room 139, the study group reservation will be cancelled or moved to Room 137 if it is not already reserved.

Study rooms reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved in person at the Check Out Desk or by phone at 360-623-8956. Study rooms can be reserved for a maximum of four hours per day. Students may request daily, weekly, or quarterly use. Student group study and group projects will have first priority. Using the rooms for other purposes, such as tutoring or club meetings, are secondary and are allowed after 1:00pm.

Guidelines for Study Room Use:

  • Study rooms are for GROUP USE ONLY (two or more students).
  • Reservations will be cancelled if the group does not show up 10 minutes past the reservation time.
  • Groups will pick up after themselves and leave the rooms in a neat condition.
  • Groups will keep their voices low to avoid disturbing other students in the library.

ADA Computer & Programs

All of the computers in the library computer lab have Kurzweil 3000 on them. The library also hosts one special computer station from the Disabilities Services Center in the computer lab. This computer sits on a table that can be adjusted for height and is connected to a magnification device. Students who need to use the vision and hearing assistance software or the adjustable table at this computer station have priority.