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Welcome to the Library

The Kettering University Library is private, serving the campus community, and cooperative & community partners. We offer 1 million+ books\ebooks, 100,000+ journals/ejournals and 125+ databases to support the curriculum. Library Service Desks are located on the 3rd & 4th floors of the Learning Commons, right above the Coffee Shop!

How the Library Can Help You

The Kettering University Library has many services to help you reach your goals while studying or teaching at KU. 

  • Research Instruction - We can help you hone your research skills with one-on-one or group instruction with a librarian. We can teach you tips, tricks, and strategies to make the most of your searches. To request research instruction, please email
  • Research Assistance - If getting started with research has you feeling overwhelmed, our librarians can search for resources on your behalf and send you the results.
  • Materials on Demand - When the KU Library doesn't own what you're looking for, our Materials on Demand librarians can often get the resources you need from other libraries. 
  • Course Reserves- Each term the library works with the Kettering Online Bookstore to acquire an electronic copy of required course texts, when available.
  • Tools for success - The KU Library has purchased access for the entire Kettering community to the following tools:
    • Grammarly - Grammarly helps you with grammar, spelling, vocabulary enhancement, and delivery, and even offers plagiarism checking to help you write the best papers you can.
    • Endnote 20 - Endnote helps organize and track your sources/references when doing research.
    • Linkedin Learning - Linkedin Learning offers thousands of video-based courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, business skills, and many more areas.
    • Mango Languages - Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations are used to learn a new language. You’ll learn grammar, phrases, and their use in practical situations. App available for iOS + android.

If you have any questions about library services or the resources we offer, please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing, by calling (810) 762-9598, texting (810) 255-9009, or visiting us in person at the Learning Commons at the 3rd and 4th floor service desks.

Contact The Library


  • Librarians and specialists are available in-person at our knowledge bar service desks on the third floor of the Learning Commons. Please visit this page for hours


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  • To chat KU Librarians, please see browser sidebar on the library website, libguides or searcheverything  


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  • KU Library available for texting services at 810-255-9009
  • KU Archives available for texting services at 810-255-0022


  • For general inquiries and research assistance, please call the Librarians at 810-762-9598
  • For information regarding materials (books/articles), your library account or reserves, please call Access Staff at 810-762-7814 
  • For historical questions, please call the Archivist at 810-762-9690

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