The library of Gateway Community and Technical College is a hybrid institution that combines on-campus, core reference materials with electronic resources. Combined with our partner libraries, Northern Kentucky University and the Kenton County Public Library, the Gateway community has hundreds of thousands of print and electronic resources readily available.
What Materials are Available at each Campus?
The campus collections available at each library focus on print reference materials and select magazines and journals. The print collection at each campus is non-circulating and contains traditional reference materials, including dictionaries, style manuals, and writing guides as well as resume and letter writing guides, ACT and SAT test preps and career guides.
Where do you get Books?
Circulating materials (books) are available to Gateway students through formal agreements with Northern Kentucky University and the Kenton County Public Library. Materials are also readily available at other surrounding county libraries, including Boone, Campbell and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Additionally, any and all libraries public or academic, that are affiliated with the SouthWest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries Consortium (SWON) will prove helpful and allow access to collections.
What do you need to get a Book?
Students and faculty members at Gateway have complete access to these materials upon presenting a Gateway ID card. Gateway ID cards are issued during library operating hours at any of our three campus libraries, Boone, Edgewood or the Two Rivers Building at the Urban Campus.
Why does GCTC not own any circulating books?
The decision to operate without a circulating collection at Gateway maximizes financial resources and space at the college. Gateway purchases materials unique to its programs and that are not duplicated in any collaborating library.