Katie Murrell Library

The mission of the Katie Murrell Library is to provide access to information resources, collections, technology and services, which have been selected and designed to support the educational, learning, and research needs of the Lindsey Wilson College community, and, to provide active instruction, assistance, and guidance needed to locate, evaluate, and use these resources and services. The Katie Murrell Library is a United States government depository library. It receives a selection of government publications in print and electronic formats. These include periodicals, statistical reports, consumer literature, agency directories, census data, and research findings from all branches of the government.

The Katie Murrell library, is a modern, information-age library with a growing collection of books, periodicals, and online databases. The 24,000 square feet library is named in memory of "Miss Katie" Murrell, a 1909 LWC alumna who served for more than 30 years at the college. It is housed in the Holloway Building, named in honor of the late Gertrude and Peak Holloway, parents of Robert Holloway, Chairman of the Lindsey Wilson College Board of Trustees.

The library offers select services as a privilege to residents of Adair and adjacent counties. Applicants for these services must complete an area resident application form and present a picture ID with a current local address.

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Katie Murrell Library

Katie Murrell library

The Katie Murrell Library offers:
  • 60,500 locally held books and AV titles.
  • 250,000 electronic titles, e-books, online encyclopedias, and dictionaries.
  • 80,000 cataloged streaming media titles.
  • Over 35,000 cataloged government titles available as a service to the citizens of the region.
  • Full-text reference databases with literary, business, biographical, artistic, and scientific information.
  • Over 150,000 journals and magazines in online, print, and microform.
  • Interlibrary loan access to titles in other libraries around the nation with courier service from within Kentucky three days per week.
  • 45 public access Internet computers, data jacks and a wireless network.
  • Access to printers, a photocopier, and scanners.
  • AV/Media Services with AV equipment for students and faculty.
  • The Thomas Clark Reading Room: a comfortable space for reading, study, small group meetings, or quiet reflection.
  • A variety of work and study spaces: group rooms, tables, or study carrels.
  • The Library Conference Room with videoconference connectivity to Scottsville and to other similar videoconference facilities around the world.
  • A friendly, experienced, supportive staff who teach students how to use the library in class settings and in one-to-one contacts.

Hours of Operations

(All Times Central) *Note: hours of operation will vary during summer and holidays.

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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For help using library resources, please contact library@lindsey.edu or call 270-384-8102.

Find Information

Find Journals & Newspaper Articles

Reference & Learning Resources

E-Books & Streaming Media


Search for Poems, Stories, & Plays

New Books

Government Documents

Government Documents

For assistance with government documents and government information sources, contact Amelia Thomas at thomasa@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8255.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) - Your one-stop search engine for government information.

Library Government Documents Information

Federal Digital Systems

Audio Visual Media Services

Audio Visual (AV) Media Services offers a variety of technology equipment for academic use. audio visual equipmentThese include but are not limited to a variety of camcorders (flip-cam and hard drive), digital still cameras, LCD projectors, laptop computers, and digital voice recorders, a scanner, Media carts, and screens. We can convert most tape formats to DVDs and can provide delivery and set-up services if scheduled in advance. Limited laptop computers are available to students for in-house use only.

Request forms for AV equipment and services are available in the Murrell Library or through the following links. All requests should be made in a timely manner to allow for AV Media Services staff to process the request.

Online AV Request Forms
AV Equipment Request Form

For more information, contact AV Media Services at avmedia@lindsey.edu.

Archives and Special Collections

The Lindsey Wilson College Archives contains:

  • Materials on the history of the college (i.e., yearbooks, pictures, newspaper articles).
  • Materials on the history of The United Methodist Church.
  • A collection of old Bibles.
  • An oral history collection about Adair County and LWC.
  • Special Collections - This area holds an assortment of old and rare books, some of which date back to the 1860s.
  • The Thomas Clark Room, which was named after the late Kentucky historian, contains a non-circulating collection of books on Kentucky and the Appalachian region and by Kentucky authors.
  • Digital Library of Appalachia - A selection of items from the LWC Archives can be found on this Web site by searching for "Lindsey Wilson College."
  • If you have any questions regarding the materials available, please contact the us for more information at library@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8102.


When a professor places materials on reserve, they are located at the Circulation Desk. When asking for materials, please have your professor's last name ready to allow staff to find the material quickly. An LWC Student ID is required to check out reserves. Unless otherwise specified by the professor, materials on reserve ARE NOT allowed to leave the Katie Murrell Library. If a professor places materials on electronic reserve, they will be accessed through Blackboard.

Policies and Procedures

Circulation Policy

  • Books are checked out for a period of three weeks.
  • Video cassettes, DVDs and CDs are checked out for one week.
  • Items may be renewed after their due dates. Items DO NOT have to be brought to the Murrell Library to be renewed.
  • The Murrell Library does not charge a daily overdue fee. However, it bills the LWC Business Office each semster for items not returned by one week after Finals.
  • Collection Development Policy

Food & Drink Policy

  • Drinks are permitted in secure containers -- i.e. screw-top bottles, sports bottles.
  • Food is not permitted in the Katie Murrell Library.


  • All patrons are asked to respect those around by keeping noise levels down. Cell phones should be turned to "Silent" and headphones are to be used at a low volume level.


  • The Katie Murrell Library is equipped to allow patrons to wirelessly connect to the network.


  • A limited number of laptops are available for in-house use by LWC students. Laptops may be checked out for four hours and should be returned 10 minutes prior to the library closing.

Study Rooms

  • Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Students are asked not to reserve rooms.)
  • The Murrell Library does not routinely reserve rooms for groups except under special circumstances.
  • Preference is given to groups of students. Individuals may use the rooms, but they may be asked to leave if a group needs it.

Instructional Lab Policy

  • The lab is open for use by students as long as it is not reserved for a class or a training session.
  • All reservations are listed on the white board next to the door. Please check before you enter.
  • The printer for the lab is located at the circulation desk.

Computer Etiquette

  • Library computers are designated for research, learning, and classroom assignments. All uses must fall under the college's "Acceptable Use Policy" published in the LWC Student Handbook. ( Click here to read the LWC Student Handbook.)
  • If you are engaged in frivolous or excessive personal use of a library computer and another student needs one for research or class assignments, you may be asked to yield to that student.
  • When using headphones, keep the level down so only you can hear them.
  • When working at a library computer, please work quietly. Loud laughter, shouting, and even normal conversational levels may be disturbing to others who come to the library for a quiet study setting.

Printing, Copying and Scanning

  • The Juvenile & Curriculum Room is a special collection, restricted to use by education majors. It contains children's books and curriculum materials. You must sign in when using the room.
  • Closed Stacks contains back issues of newspapers and magazines. It is restricted to Murrell Library staff. Should you need material from closed stacks, a staff member will retrieve them for you.

Juvenile & Curriculum Room/Closed Stacks

  • At the beginning of every semester, students have $20 in their printing account. Black and white prints cost $.10 per page and color prints are $.20 per page. If a student's account runs out, money can be added to the account by library staff or Students Accounts.

Library Policies

Citations and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Citing U.S. Government Information

Need More Help?

Lindsey Wilson College Writing Center

Information Literacy Tutorials

Online Reference Guides

These pages have been designed to help you get started on your research journey. We have created starting points for different subject areas that will show the best places to start your searching. All of our databases can be accessed off-campus through the proxy server. Log-in to myLWC and go to Library Resources, under Academic Resources, to authenicate.

Lib guides

Community Campuses

The Katie Murrell Library staff helps LWC students at the LWC-Scottsville Campus and at all Community Campuses with reference assistance, the research process and use of library databases.

Kim Hamlett can help locate books and articles for research needs. She can be reached at hamlettk@lindsey.edu or at 800-264-6483.

Scottsville Campus and Community Campus students can use online forms to request assistance or interlibrary loan services. Requested interlibrary loan materials will be mailed to students. More details are available in library information packets given to all new Scottsville Campus and Community Campus students. (Contact the Katie Murrell Library if additional packets are needed.) Details are also posted in the library resources section of Angel.

Scottsville Campus Contact Information

In addition to the Katie Murrell Library, the Allen County Public Library also provides services for LWC students, including interlibrary loan. Click here for staff directory and hours of operations. (Phone: 270-237-9136)

Community Campus Information

Community Campus students may obtain circulation and reference assistance under an agreement with their local KCTCS or WVCTCS library. If an instructor has left reserve materials for students to review, they will be held at the local KCTCS or WVCTCS library circulation desk.

Ashland Community and Technical College

Ashland Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 606-326-2169)

Big Sandy Community and Technical College-Prestonsburg

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 888-641-4132, Extension 67209)

Bluegrass Community and Technical College-Regency Campus

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Jonnie Mae Berry Library
(Phone: 513-569-1606)

Gateway Community and Technical College

Gateway Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 859-442-1639)

Hazard Community & Technical College

Hazard Community & Technical College Stephens Library
(Phone: 606-666-7521)

Henderson Community College

Henderson Community College Library
(Phone: 270- 831-9767)

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community College Library
(Phone: 270-707-3761)

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Jefferson Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 502-213-2154, Main Campus; 502-213-3618, Shelby Campus)

Madisonville Community and Technical College

Madisonville Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 270-824-1722)

Maysville Community and Technical College

Maysville Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 606-759-7141, Extension 6206)

Mountain Empire Community College

Mountain Empire Community College Library
(Phone: 276-523-2400, Extension 304)

Somerset Community College

Somerset Community College Library
(Phone: 877-629-9722, Extension 3410)

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College-Cumberland

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 606-589-2145, Extension 2086)

Southern State Community College

Southern State Learning Resources Center
(Phone: 800-628-7722) (Ohio only)

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College-Logan

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 304-792-7098, extension 202)

Southwest Virginia Community College

Southwest Virginia Community College Library
(Phone: 276-964-7266)

Volunteer State Community College

Volunteer State Community College Library
(Phone: 615-230-3400)

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

West Kentucky Community and Technical College Library
(Phone: 270-534-3169)

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville Community College Library
(Phone: 276-223-4743; 1-800-468-1195 in Virginia only, outside of Wythe County)