The safety of our library patrons and employees is our top priority. To address the Coronavirus pandemic, we are following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Due to COVID-19, many things have changed with library services and how we can safely provide those services. These decisions have not been easy to make, but the health and safety of employees and students is the priority of everything we do. For fall 2020, the library will have reduced in person hours and expanded virtual services and chat hours.
All library users must wear a mask, fully covering the mouth and nose, at all times and must maintain 6ft. of distance from other students and library staff. If you are not wearing a mask or wearing it correctly, you will be asked to leave so that we may provide a safer working area for others. We encourage you to take advantage of our virtual services and digital source.
For fall 2020, the library will have reduced hours, limited computers and seating, and will not be able to provide face-to-face or close contact assistance. We apologize for the inconvenience but prioritize the health and safety of our patrons and staff.
ECTC library is only open for students & employees. Please do not bring children.
Group study rooms are closed. Please use the computer lab in 154 ATB if you need to attend a real-time (synchronous) online class.
Due to social distancing requirements, all in-library assistance will be provided through our chat service or from 6 ft. away.
Book stacks will be closed to open browsing and library faculty/staff will pull your items and check them out for you. Book check-outs will be contactless through our “Grab n’ Go” service. To request an item, fill out our Grab n’ Go form and we will notify you when your item is ready to be picked up from the hold shelf. We will not check out DVDs or materials on Course Reserve.
The Makerspace is closed.
Online library resources are available 24/7 from most devices. Find our databases under "Quick Links" on the ECTC Library webpage or choose A - Z Databases. You can search across the online databases for thousands of full-text articles in our most popular databases EBSCOhost, ProQuest, CQ Researcher, or Gale Databases; over half a million full-text eBooks available in our EBSCO eBook databases; and over 40,000 Films on Demand streaming videos. Or, you can begin with one of our Research Guides, for recommended resources in particular subjects, programs, or courses and link directly to sources that you need for your papers, projects, and assignments.
Library staff will continue to be available to assist patrons through
The library does not maintain Blackboard.
Try logging in directly to Blackboard through https://elearning.kctcs.edu/
If you have trouble logging into Blackboard, you can reset your ECTC password through the User Account Center and try again. If that does not work, delete your cookies and cache from your internet browser or try logging in through a different browser. Exit out of any ECTC application (MyPath, Blackboard, etc) before deleting cookies and cache.
If you still encounter problems, contact Go KCTCS Student Service Center available online 24/7/365 or call (855)746-3282.
If you still have problems, call the Blackboard Support Center technical support: (317) 333-7300.
On-campus contact: Ramona Barrow or call (270) 706-8486.