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John F. Kennedy Library

Library Resources & Services

Library services remain available to staff and students despite COVID-19.

Due dates were extended until May 29.

If your library items were due March 15 or later, your due dates were extended until May 29. These items are now due back at the library, however any overdue fines will be waived.  Items that were already overdue were not extended, but you now have three extra renewals and you will not accrue any more overdue fines. To renew items you can email us at jfk@hutchcc.edu, call us at 620-665-3547, or you can log into your library account and renew the item there.

Library services continue to be available to HutchCC students and staff. However, we encourage you to take advantage of our virtual services:

  • Email reference questions to jfk@hutchcc.edu.
  • Use the HutchCC Student and Staff Portal (via DragonZone) link below to access our online catalog, eBooks, and research databases.
  • Place holds on items, which means that staff will retrieve the items for you and alert you when they are ready to be picked up at the circulation desk.
JFK Library Hours

November 25-29: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

Finals Week:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday        CLOSED

Sunday        CLOSED

Schedule of Days Closed

Resources

John F. Kennedy Library houses over 44,000 books and audio-visual resources, with thousands more resources available electronically. These materials can be accessed using the links below:

  • HutchCC Student and Staff Portal (via DragonZone):
    Students, faculty, and staff have access more options and features when searching for items, such as placing holds, creating lists, and managing their library account. After logging in to DragonZone, go to the Resources tab and select Library Services.
  • Online Databases and Descriptions:
    JFK Library subscribes to many online databases to support student research. If you are on campus, you may use this link to get to the databases quickly. If you are off-campus, please use the HutchCC Student and Staff Portal link to access the databases.
  • Open Resource Links:
    These open educational resources are freely available on the internet. We are continually adding new resources, so keep checking back!
     
  • 1920s Research Project Resources:
    Students working on 1920s research projects will find a listing of available materials and their location in the library.

Other Resources:

  • Library FAQ Page:
    Find answers to commonly asked questions including how to find books and articles, paying fines, and requesting interlibrary loans.
     
  • Library Tutorial Videos:
    Watch videos to learn how to search the online catalog, use your library account, find articles in the databases, and search for eBooks.
     
  • JFK Library Facebook Page:
    Follow us for updates, new books and databases, research tips, and more!

Computer Lab: This open lab has fifteen computers, a print release station, and a photocopier/scanner. All computers are equipped with multiple browsers, Microsoft Office Suite, Acrobat Reader, and several math assistance programs and can be used for internet browsing, research, and course work.

Study Spaces: From a community area to group study tables, to individual desks, JFK Library has a space that fits your study needs.

Research Assistance: All library staff has been trained to help you find the information you need for high-quality research papers, speeches, and other projects. Find us at the circulation desk!

Services

Circulation Policies

  • A formal photo identification is required for checkout.
  • Check out periods vary: books 3 weeks, circulating video and audio materials 1 week, and reserves 2 hours to 1 week.
  • Periodicals and reference books are in-house use only.  Reference videos may only be checked out by HCC faculty and staff.
  • A one-time renewal per item is available by phone or in person.
  • Overdue fines are 10 cents a day for books, 25 cents a day for audios, and 25 cents an hour for reserves.

Photocopy & Fax Services

  • Copies are free for students.
  • Copies for our community members are .10 cents per page.
  • Sending a fax is $1.00 per page.

Interlibrary Loan

If you cannot find material you need at JFK library, but another library carries it, you can ask for it to be sent to JFK Library through interlibrary loan. This process normally takes 7 to 10 days.  There is no charge unless the lending library charges JFK Library.

Contact Information

Front Desk
(620) 665-3449

BRADLEY FENWICK
Director of Rimmer Support Services
fenwickb@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3560
1-888-GO-HUTCH