About the Library
Students will find library assistance at the Information Commons desk located on each campus during the following hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Student Services Center
Urban Metro Campus
Center for Technology, Innovation & Enterprise Building
Gateway's partner library, Kenton County Public Library, can provide additional assistance and resources. For more information about hours, resources and to request items visit Kenton County Public Library.
How the Library Works
What materials are available at each campus?
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, access to the print reference collections on each campus is currently suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. Please consult with Information Commons staff on campus or use the "Contact Us" page regarding the use of electronic resources or obtaining a Kenton County Public Library Card.
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 are available to Gateway students, staff and faculty through an agreement with the Kenton County Public Library. You can obtain a card with KCPL by showing your Gateway ID and following the procedures found here. Materials are also readily available at area public 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. For a list of those libraries visit here.
What do you need to get a book?
Students and faculty members at Gateway have complete access to 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 Urban Metro Campus.
Why does Gateway 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 that are not duplicated in any collaborating library.