Alice Lloyd College

McGaw Library and Learning Center

McGaw Library is located on the second floor of the McGaw Library and Learning Center in the center of campus; the ALC Computer Lab is located on the first floor. Alice Lloyd students have access to the book and audiovisual collections of McGaw Library and are served by an experienced staff of professional librarians. Students receive assistance in locating information needed for writing research papers and other course assignments. Students also have access to extensive inter-library Loan Services through McGaw Library’s participation in cooperative agreements with other libraries in the Appalachian region.

McGaw Library and Learning Center

McGaw Library and Learning Center

As part of its Appalachian emphasis, the Library houses an Appalachian Collection of approximately 3,000 volumes and administers the Photographic Archives and the Appalachian Oral History Project. In the Photographic Archives, old photographs of the Central Appalachian region are collected and indexed as a scholarly resource to preserve the visual history of the region. The Appalachian Oral History Project includes the participation of three other colleges in Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina.

McGaw Library’s other offerings to students, faculty, staff, and community:

  • A Reference Area
  • Library Tours and Orientation – Open to everyone
  • Reference Services – including Bibliographic Instruction
  • OPAC (Open Public Access Catalog)
  • Computer Search Area
  • Circulation Area
  • A Periodicals Section
  • Audio/Visual Materials
  • Inter-library Loan
  • Study Areas
  • Photocopying Services
  • Appalachian Special Collection
  • Archive Area, including Appalachian Photo Collection
  • Appalachian Oral History Collection
  • Lamination

Hours (Fall and Spring)

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hours (Summer Hours)

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed 

McGaw Library Phone Numbers:

Front Desk (606) 368-6132
Director (606) 368-6113
Reference (606) 368-6117
Cataloging (606) 368-6114
Archives (606) 368-6132
Inter-library loan (606) 368-6117
Fax (606) 368-6212
Renewal by phone (606) 368-6132

Library Staff

Andrew Busroe, Director of Library (606) 368-6132
Jeannie Galloway, Public Service Librarian (606) 368-6117
Nicholas Adams, Library Secretary (606) 368-6132
Janice Hicks, Cataloging & Technical Service Assistant (606) 368-6114

Online Database and Resources

(All sites are available on campus without passwords. For any questions concerning off-campus passwords please see Ms. Galloway.)


NEWSBANK – includes Early American Imprints, I
Mango Languages
Digital Library of Appalachia
Polling The Nation
Kentucky Virtual Library
America’s News
Lexington Herald-Leader (search dates 4/25/83 to current)

PLEASE NOTE: Materials from the following databases can be accessed through EBSCO A to Z :

  • Statesman’s Yearbook
  • Litfinder
  • Grove Art Online (Oxford
  • Grove Music Online (Oxford)
  • E-books from McGaw Library’s catalog
  • Oxford Reference
  • ARTstor
  • EBSCO Periodicals (KYVL)
  • Country Watch

Technology Center

Computer Labs
The first floor of the McGaw Library and Learning Center includes the Bill and Hilda Baum Technology Center. The technology center consists of a walk-in computer laboratory for ALC students, which is open approximately 75 hours per week. The computer lab is used for scheduled classes where faculty members make use of the technology. The lab features state-of-the-art computers, the latest software, laser printers for output, and have Internet access. Computers run Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), and McAfee Virus Scan. Lab hours are posted on the door and communicated to faculty and staff. A casual lounge is located between the computer lab and the Ralph Edwards Auditorium.

Information about all other computer labs on the campus of Alice Lloyd College can be found in Academic Resources.


Upcoming Events


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SAT Test Date

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ACT Test Date

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ALC Summer Orientation

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Summer Orientation

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