About the Library
Students will find library assistance at the Information Commons desk located on each campus during the following hours:
Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Student Services Center
Urban Metro Campus
Center for Technology, Innovation & Enterprise Building
Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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
Overview of the Gateway Library
The Gateway Library's collection is mostly available online. Gateway students have access to thousands of resources such as Academic Journals, Newspapers, Electronic Books, and Reference Materials. There are also library tutorials and subject specific guides to assist students in the research process. To access the online databases, please follow this link.
What materials are available at each campus?
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 (KCPL). You can obtain a card with KCPL by showing your Gateway ID and following the procedures found here. To learn more about the resources and services available at KCPL, follow this link. Materials are also available at local county public libraries including Boone, Campbell, Grant, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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?
If you cannot find a book you need through the local libraries (that is not a textbook) you may submit an Interlibrary Loan request through the Gateway Library. We will search for the item at a lending library that may be able to send it via the KYVL courier service for a short term loan period. Click here to learn more and submit a request.