New Partnership to Enhance KC Library

Today’s libraries go beyond the shelves of an individual library and through the doors of neighboring collections. Lone Star College-Kingwood Library, with a collection of more than 80,000 books in hard copy or electronic format, has long been part of a consortium with North Harris Community College District and Montgomery County Public Libraries. Access to materials has now been expanded through a new collaboration with the Harris County Public Library.

With so many resources available, high school and college students find Lone Star College-Kingwood’s library a great place to conduct research and find help to overcome writing roadblocks. College students find a full range of research material for a broad variety of assignments and the librarian’s help students navigate the many sources to find the specific information they require for their project.

Peggy Whitley, dean of educational services, said teens often use the library to work on group projects, to do homework, and for a place to study when their high school library is closed in the evenings. The librarians are happy to host teen students and in many cases may already know the students. The evening librarians also work in area public high school libraries during the day. “Spending time in the Lone Star College-Kingwood library helps the high school students feel more comfortable when they come here for college. They are very welcome,” said Whitley. “Library guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.”

Non-students will find a wide selection of paperback fiction, DVDs that provide academic entertainment, college and career information, access to the Internet for projects, and much more. The Lone Star College-Kingwood Library subscribes to more than 450 magazines and journals and five daily newspapers including Financial Times, the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. The college district also owns more than fifty databases that hold a wealth of information in all types of subjects.

People requiring assistance will find one-on-one help available at all times and small group training upon request. The enthusiastic librarians at Lone Star College-Kingwood offer highlights on the many aspects of the library through displays that greet guests as they arrive. Readers often find the displays prompt them to enjoy genres they haven’t explored before.

Find out more about the library or chat with a librarian through on the library’s web site, www.kclibrary.lonestar.edu. You may request a library card online or may apply in person at the Lone Star College-Kingwood Library. Montgomery County Public Library and Harris County Public Library cards are also accepted.

The Lone Star College-Kingwood Library is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fridays 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located in the center of the college, the library is a short walk from any of the parking lots on campus. Lone Star College-Kingwood is at the west end of Kingwood Drive.

Registration for the May mini-mester and summer semester is currently underway at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Visit kingwood.lonestar.edu or stop by the Student Center/Fine Arts building and visit with one of the helpful advisors in Registration.

Daytime, evening, weekend or online, Lone Star College-Kingwood has a full lineup of exciting courses ready when you are. Whether your future includes training for a new career, updating job skills or transferring to a four-year university, we can help guide you on the road to success.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at kingwood.lonestar.edu. For information on credit courses call 281-312-1600 and for Continuing Education call 281-312-1660.

The Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information about Lone Star College System and its programs, visit www.lonestar.edu or call 832-813-6500.