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Library Policies and Procedures: Mission and Goals

Contents of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Library Polices and Procedures Manual, published December 2017, revised October 2022

ECTC Library Mission


The Elizabethtown Community & Technical College (ECTC) Library abides by the mission of the Kentucky Community & Technical College Libraries, and by the ECTC mission by providing access to a variety of resources and services that support the curriculum and foster excellence in teaching and learning. The library’s collections and services enhance academic achievement, support information literacy, and foster creativity, critical thinking, and the pursuit of cultural and intellectual enrichment.


  • To select and provide relevant services, and a high-quality, well-organized, diverse collection that supports all college programs including transfer, technical, and workforce development, as well as the needs of community patrons. 

  • To provide off-campus and virtual access to materials and services that support the educational pathways of the College.  

  • To deliver information literacy instruction across the curriculum for all learners, including dual credit students. 

  • To provide competent and professional staff, who abide by professional standards and ethics.  

  • To provide well-equipped and welcoming facilities of adequate size and staffing to support teaching and learning. 

  • To provide general library services to residents of the counties within the college’s service area.  

  • To cultivate and encourage diversity and inclusiveness through equal access to library collections, programs, and services. 

The Library adheres to local college and KCTCS system policies and procedures. 

Revised October 1, 2022.