Circulation Policies


Circulation privileges are extended to college faculty and staff, students currently enrolled in WKCTC classes, students who are enrolled in any FOKAL institution, West Kentucky Community & Technical College District board members, and community patrons living or working in McCracken County.

A library card (campus identification card) is necessary to check out materials. 

Library Cards

To Receive a Library Card

Be sure to get your campus ID (students, faculty, and staff) made at the business office at Anderson Technical Building. Your campus ID card functions as your library card.

If you have not had time to get your campus ID made yet, present a picture identification at the Circulation Desk. You can use this card until you get your ID made; then we will update your ID when you bring it your next visit.  

Use of a Library Card

Only the library card holder may use his/her card to borrow materials.  He/she is responsible for all materials checked out on his/her card.   

Student Loan Periods

  •  Books
  •  21 days (unless in Reference or Special Collections) 
  •  Reserves
  •  Loan periods vary
  •  Sound recordings (audio CDs) 
  •  21 days
  •  DVDs, videos
  •  5 days (unless in Media Reference collection)

Magazines, newspapers, reference, special collections, and audiovisual (A/V) materials not listed above are available for use by students in the library. Any outside library use will be by special arrangement with a librarian. 


A hold may be placed at WKCTC if the KCTCS Library Catalog "status" indicates a date due. Make a printout of the screen and take it to the Circulation Desk.  Present your library card.  A notice will be sent when the materials are available.  If not picked up within seven days, the items will be returned to the shelf. 


Items may be renewed by any of the following methods:

  • In person:  Bring your library card. 
  • By phone:  Call 270-534-3197.  Have your student identification or library card number ready.
  • Online:  Submit a request via your account in the KCTCS Library Catalog. 

Items on hold for another patron cannot be renewed.  If a patron has overdue fines/fees, items cannot be renewed until payment is received.

Overdue Materials

Notices are sent as a courtesy to patrons.  Two notices, the first of which is a reminder, are sent for overdue library materials.  When the second notice is generated (not when it is received), an approximate cost of the material ($15.00 minimum), a processing fee, and a $5.00 overdue fee (per overdue item) are charged.  At this time, the patron is considered delinquent. Library circulation privileges are suspended for patrons with overdue materials and/or unpaid fines and fees until obligations are met. Students enrolled in classes will not be admitted to classes and transcripts will not be sent until the library is assured that all obligations have been met satisfactorily.

When overdue materials are returned, a $5.00 per item overdue fee will be charged.  Failure to receive a notice does not relieve a patron of the responsibility for unreturned library materials.  It is the student's responsibility to keep their current address updated in the KCTCS Student Self-Service which is available online at