Cell Phones
Circulation of Materials
Collection Development


Copy Machines
Food & Beverages
Interlibrary Loans
Library Instruction
Study Guides
Study Rooms
Theft & Mutilation

  • Hours


    Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 11 PM
    Friday 8 AM – 9 PM
    Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
    Sunday 10 AM - 11 PM


    September 2, Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM
    September 3 - 4, Sat.-Sun. CLOSED
    September 5, Monday - Labor Day 3 PM - 9 PM
    September 6, Tuesday 8AM - 11 PM


    October 12, Wednesday 8 AM – 6:30 PM
    October 13, Thursday 8AM - 5 PM
    October 14, Friday 8AM - 5 PM
    October 15, Saturday CLOSED
    October 16, Sunday 1PM - 11 PM
    October 17, Monday 8AM - 11 PM

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  • Staff

    Director of the Library Terrence Mech terrencemech@kings.edu ext. 5943
    Executive Secretary Gina Dobitas ginadobitas@kings.edu ext. 5943
         Circulation  ext. 5840
    Head of Circulation Thomas Ruddy thomasruddy@kings.edu ext. 5640
    Evening Circulation Supervisor Kenya Flash kenyaflash@kings.edu ext. 5840
    Circulation Assistant Terese Tiboni teresetiboni@kings.edu ext. 5840
    Circulation Assistant Laura Rock lauraannrock@kings.edu ext. 5840

                               Reference ─ ext. 5641                                

    Reference and Instruction Services Coordinator Janet Ruddy janetruddy@kings.edu ext. 5649
    Instruction/Reference Librarian Marianne Sodoski mariannesodoski@kings.edu ext. 5629
    Instruction/Reference Librarian Andrea Baer andreabaer@kings.edu ext. 5651

    Electronic Resources & Technical Services

    Electronic Resources Librarian Adam Balcziunas adambalcziunas@kings.edu ext. 5644
    Acquisitions Assistant Mary Kay Smith marykaysmith@kings.edu ext. 5648
    Cataloging Assistant Theresa Washinski theresawashinski@kings.edu ext. 5246
    Cataloging Assistant Catherine DePasquale catherinedepasquale@kings.edu ext. 5646

* From off campus, dial (570) 208-5900 before the extension.

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    Please silence your cell phone when in the library. Use either of the two lobbies if you need to use your cell phone.

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  • Circulation of Materials

    All currently enrolled King's College students, faculty, administration and staff have borrowing privileges. Student ID and employee ID cards, which are issued by the Residence Life Office in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, serve as library cards. Other borrowers must register at the Circulation Desk to obtain library cards. Lost cards should be reported immediately to avoid fraudulent borrowing.  Replacements for lost cards may be obtained in the Residence Life Office.


    King's College has reciprocal agreements with Luzerne County Community College, Marywood College, Misericordia University, University of Scranton and Wilkes University. To register for borrowing privileges at one of these institutions a member of the King's community must show proof of attendance at King's and a photo ID. Since policies are set by the individual schools, it is advisable to carry other types of ID such as a driver's license. To register at the King's library, borrowers from these local institutions must show proof of affiliation and a photo ID or driver's license.

    Loan Periods

    General Collection 14 Days
    Videos Overnight
    Periodicals Library Use Only
    Reference Materials Library Use Only
    Reserve Items Library Use Only or 1 or 3 day reserve

    Return of Library Materials

    Please return library materials at the Circulation Desk. Please hand reserve materials to an attendant when returning them to ensure timely removal from your account.


    Items that are reserved for class use and juvenile books may not be renewed. Books from the general collection and videos may be renewed provided that another King’s student or employee has not placed a request for them.


    It is the patron’s responsibility to return library materials by the due date. Fines  will be assessed for materials that are overdue.


    General Circulation Books $.05 per day (beginning at $.30 after 7 day grace period
    Juvenile Books $.05 per day
    Library Use Only Reserves $5.00 per day
    Overnight Reserves $1.00 per day
    Videos $1.00 per day
    Interlibrary Loans $1.00 per day

    Lost or Damaged Materials

    The library charges $50 for lost books. Fees may also be levied for damaged materials.


    Faculty may have materials placed on reserve for their courses so that all students in their classes may use them. Materials owned by the library or faculty may be placed on Library Use Only/2 Hour Reserve, or Overnight/1 or 3 Day Reserve (provided they are not owned by the library). Please bring materials to the Circulation Desk at least two days before they will be required for use by students – on Wednesday if they will be needed over a weekend. Questions may be directed to Thomas Ruddy at ext. 5640 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM – 11 AM and Noon – 3:30 PM.

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  • COLLECTION Development

    The development and growth of the library collection is a cooperative effort. Users are encouraged to participate in this process by recommending materials. Information about the library's Collection Development Policy and questions concerning the process of requesting materials may be requested from Terrence Mech at ext. 5943.

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  • Confidentiality

    Library circulation records are confidential. Pennsylvania Act 90 prohibits a library from revealing information about borrowers. However, records are subject to the USA Patriot Act.

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  • Mission

    The D. Leonard Corgan Library supports the mission of King’s College by actively participating in the instructional process and serving as a gateway to global information resources. The Library provides a learner-centered environment, information resources, instruction, and services to meet the curricular and research needs of students, faculty, and staff. The library fosters the development of information skills that are critical to independent intellectual inquiry and lifelong learning.

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    The Instruction/Reference Desk is located to the left of the Jackson Street entrance. Librarians are available to assist patrons in the use of materials and electronic databases. Reference assistance is also available by appointment.

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  • Study Guides on a variety of subjects are available in the Instruction/Reference Department for the use of students and faculty. The documentation styles ACS, APA, CBE, MLA and Turabian are popular. Other study guide titles include "How to Critically Analyze Information Resources," "Preparing Abstracts and Annotations" and "Distinguishing Scholarly From Non-Scholarly Periodicals."

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  • Group study rooms are located on the court level and second floor of the library for student use. These rooms, intended for group projects or study, are available on a first come, first served basis; no reservations are necessary.

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  • The loss of books and periodicals from theft and mutilation undermines access to library materials. Permanent damage to a collection results from the loss of irreplaceable items. A person is guilty of library theft if he/she willingly conceals on their person or among their belongings any library material, including periodicals, and willfully or without authority removes the material from the library with the intention of converting it for his own use. (Section 3929.1 Pennsylvania Crimes Code)

    Incidents involving mutilation of materials, such as tearing out pages or removing identifying labels, are immediately referred to the Student Affairs Office for disciplinary action.

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 D. Leonard Corgan Library • 14 West Jackson Street • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 • (570) 208-5840