MCU will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday


Please Note:  As of April 16, 2014 All employees including librarians have been laid off.  Currently, Library staff has agreed to volunteer their services (subject to change) through the end of the Spring 2014 semester.  They will make every effort to be available to help the students Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:30pm


The library features 40,000 volumes and over 200 print journals and magazines.  In addition to a strong Bible Studies Collection, there are also significant holdings in psychology, history, business, and Shakespeare.   The library also houses a 14 station computer lab with a networked printer.

Online Catalog


Online Research

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This service features dozens of EBSCO databases that include thousands of full-text scholarly articles and full-text newspaper and magazine stories from over 7,500 periodicals.




The library subscribes to ABI/INFORM Global, a business and economics oriented database that features full-text articles from both the scholarly and popular press, and to Proquest Religion, another file that has thousands of full-text articles.

Reference and Research Assistance

Need some help?  Ask a librarian.  We offer reference services in-person, over the telephone and via email.  

Reference Desk (270) 247-8521 ext. 275

Library Staff


Ben Graves           Dean of the Library

               Ben Graves  
               (270) 247-8521 ext. 634







Kim Scott           Assistant Librarian

               Kim Scott  
               (270) 247-8521 ext. 275







The Mid-Continent Review

The Mid-Continent Review is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published on an annual basis. It is an interdisciplinary publication containing articles addressing a wide range of subjects. A literary section is also included for poetry, short stories, and essays.  The purpose of this journal is to introduce the reader to diverse subjects, in order to further knowledge in various fields.

Click here for the current publication.

FoKAL Group Borrowing Program

MCU is a member of the Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries (FoKAL).  MCU students and faculty are entitled to use most Kentucky academic libraries.  This privilege includes the ability to borrow  regularly circulating items.  The host school will generally ask for a MCU ID and a photo ID, e.g. a driver’s license. 

Similarly, students and faculty affiliated with other participating colleges are entitled to use our facility and to borrow our circulating materials. 

Click here for a list of participating institutions.