For Faculty and Staff
The library organizes books according to the Library of Congress Classification and call numbers.
Call Numbers A → PS are on the east side of the library (to the right when entering)
Call numbers PS → Z are on the north end of the library (directly ahead of you when entering)
You can also find Great Reads, New Books, Graphic Novels, and Reference books in different sections through out the Library.
If you are an off-campus student, when accessing Kettering resources you will be prompted to enter the 14-digit barcode on your Kettering ID card. Enter it into the Database Access screen, as pictured here. If you are having difficulty finding your ID number, please email us at email@example.com from your student email account.
Be sure to enter the entire barcode, starting with 2100. Other places on campus only use the middle nine numbers. Then hit enter.
For information on how to research
Below is a list of various guides that can be used to help begin your research
If you can't find an article inside Kettering's databases, you can request one through our InterLibrary Loan service.
This service is free for students and faculty with a turn around time of one to seven days, depending on availability of the material.
Is there a specific book that would help with your research? Suggest it here and the librarians will consider it for the library.
We take suggestions for both physical books and ebooks.
Kettering Library is happy to fill InterLibrary Loan requests for professors, whether for scholarly articles or physical books. There is a limit of five requests per human per day. See our complete ILL Info Page here.
Kettering subscribes to almost 45,000 unique journal titles, but sometimes not the one that contains the scholarly article needed for your research. If you can't find the journal in our Journal List A-Z, or in GoogleScholar, feel free to submit an Article Request. Most article requests take a 5-7 days.
We are part of a library consortium (called PALnet) with Baker College and Mott Community College, which means our library catalog of books is shared between the three schools. Often if Kettering does not own a book we can obtain it from Baker or Mott.
If Baker or Mott do not have the book, we can request it through Michigan's statewide interlibrary loan system, called MeL. Search MeL here. All you need to place a hold on a MeL book is your entire 14-digit Kettering ID barcode. (No logging in necessary.)
When a book cannot be found in Baker, Mott, or MeL, we can usually obtain it for you through traditional InterLibrary Loan. Submit a Book Request here. Book requests usually take 7-14 days.