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Kettering University Library

The Kettering University Library moved services to the Learning Commons when it opened in July 2022. You can find us at our third and fourth-floor service desks. The Library supports Kettering Online student research by subscribing to more than 150 multi-disciplinary databases. We feature digital collections of books, academic journals, technical papers, standards, newspaper and magazine articles, conference proceedings, and streaming films and documentaries on a variety of science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science topics as well as the humanities. If you can't make it in person, please contact us at Access is available 24/7 for all off-campus students through the Library website.

For Kettering Online students, resources not owned by the Library are often available through Materials on Demand, formerly known as Inter-Library Loan. LinkedIn Learning courses can help you catch up on specific skills and Mango Languages courses are ready for those interested in language learning.

Some helpful library telephone numbers:

Phone Number Contact
810-762-7814 Circulation
810-762-9841 Materials on Demand (MoD), formerly Inter-Library Loan
810-762-9598 Research/Instruction
810-255-9009 Text a Librarian
800-955-4464 Kettering University Toll-free Number

Kettering University Archives and Special Collections

Visitors to campus are invited to stop by the Kettering University Archives located in the Durant-Dort Factory One building at 303 W. Water Street near downtown Flint. It's just a twenty minute walk along the Flint River Trail. The Archives document America's industrial and business heritage with particular focus on the American automobile industry, the city of Flint, and the history of Kettering University. 

The Charles F. Kettering Collection is one of the largest collections in the Archives and has been used by scholars worldwide. The digital photo collection now exceeds 100,000 images. A partial online catalog along with digitized photos can be found on the Archives website. Kettering University's Curator of Special Collections may be reached at (810) 762-9690.

The Humanities Art Center Collection includes artworks that were donated to Kettering University and contains modern abstract and representational art from the 20th century. Joan Miró, Victor Vasarely and Annie Albers are among the artists represented in the over 400 items in the permanent collection. Exhibitions are held regularly in the gallery at the Kettering University Learning Commons. The collection is open to research and loan to other institutions. For more information about the Humanities Art Center Collection, please contact Kettering University’s Curator of Special Collections at (810) 762-9690 or the Library’s Administrative Specialist at (810) 762-9840.