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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 library houses a collection totaling over 65,000 books, bound materials, newspapers, periodicals, and audiovisual material. 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 Interlibrary Loan services through McGaw Library’s participation in cooperative agreements with other libraries in the Appalachian region and the nation.

Alice Lloyd’s McGaw Library is committed to providing a student-centered environment that fosters learning and the development of more effective research skills. Our staff encourages faculty to keep them informed of any research projects assigned in their classes. The library’s Public Service Librarian is available for bibliographic instruction. Research assistance can be obtained on an as-needed, drop-in basis, or students may call to schedule an appointment for more guidance on a specific assignment.

As part of its Appalachian emphasis, the McGaw Library holds an Appalachian Collection of approximately 3,000 volumes and administers the Photographic Archives and the Appalachian Oral History Project. The library also holds more than 400 DVDs and a small number of audio books. Rooms are available for quiet study, group study, and computer studies. Faculty, staff and students have access to computers in the Reference Area, as well as to copying, printing, photocopying, and lamination services.

Library Hours of Operation – Fall and Spring

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

Library Hours of Operation – Summer Hours

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

McGaw Library Phone Numbers:

Front Desk (606) 368-6112
Director (606) 368-6113
Reference (606) 368-6117
Cataloging (606) 368-6114
Interlibrary Loan (606) 368-6117
Fax (606) 368-6212
Renewal by Phone (606) 368-6112

McGaw Library offers students, faculty, staff, and community:

  • A Reference Area
  • Library Tours and Orientation – Open to everyone
  • Reference Services – including Bibliographic Instruction
  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
  • Computer Search Area
  • Circulation Area
  • A Periodicals Section
  • Audiovisual Materials
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Study Areas
  • Photocopying Services
  • Appalachian Special Collection
  • Archive Area, including Appalachian Photo Collection (Photographic Archives)
  • Appalachian Oral History Project

Online Databases and Resources

All sites are available on-campus without passwords. For any questions concerning off-campus passwords, please see Jamie Holt, the Public Service Librarian.

Materials from the following databases can be accessed through EBSCO A to Z.
  • Litfinder
  • Grove Music Online (Oxford)
  • E-books from McGaw Library’s Catalog
  • Oxford Reference
  • ARTstor
  • EBSCO Periodicals (KYVL)
  • Country Watch 
Library Cards

A special barcode for the library is embedded on all Alice Lloyd College student IDs. This is a free service. Students must present their student identification at the library’s front desk in order to borrow books and materials from the McGaw Library.

Interlibrary Loan

McGaw Library provides the free service of Interlibrary Loan, enabling all patrons to obtain books and materials not available in our library from other libraries in the Appalachian region and nationally.

Library Tours & Orientation

Tours of the McGaw Library are informal, open to everyone, and are offered on an as-needed basis. Tours can be scheduled, though, by calling the library ahead of time. Alice Lloyd College’s Office of Admissions can also incorporate a tour of the library, if requested, into an agenda for a student’s Campus Visit.

Archives & Special Collections

Alice Lloyd College’s Archive includes materials about the college and it’s community.  Our Special Collections include The Appalachian Photo Archive and The Appalachian Oral History Collection.  The Photo Archive includes historic photographs of the Central Appalachian Region that are indexed and provided as a visual scholarly resource of the region.  The Appalachian Oral History Collection includes more than 2,000 oral history tapes from the local region which are related to the history and folklore of the area.  The tapes were produced as a part of a joint undertaking of four institutions – Emory & Henry College (VA), Appalachian State University (NC), Lee’s Junior College (part of Hazard Community & Technical College in Kentucky), and Alice Lloyd College of Pippa Passes, Kentucky. Materials in Alice Lloyd’s collection consist of interviews and recordings generated by college interviewers primarily in the 1970s.  Records include audio interviews and transcriptions of many of the interviews.  New Paragraph – Access to the Archives and Special Collections is open to everyone, but patrons are advised to contact the library in advance for an appointment.  This ensures that staff will be available to assist patrons.

Need help? Ask a librarian! Please contact any of our library staff:

Jeannie Galloway, Director of McGaw Library and Learning Center

Jeannie Galloway received an MS in Library and Information Science (University of Kentucky), a B.S. in Dietetics (Berea College), and a B. A. in Child Development (Berea College).

(606) 368-6113 •

Jamie Holt, Public Services Librarian/Interlibrary Loans

Jamie Holt received an MS in Library Science (University of Kentucky), and a B.A. in History (Alice Lloyd College).

(606) 368-6117 •

Janice Hicks, Techincal Services Librarian

(606) 368-6114 •