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Kettering University Library

The Kettering University Library features digital collections and friendly service in support of teaching, learning, and the university's research programs. 

Features include digital collections, friendly service, and great space for collaborative and individual study from the Library's new home in the Kettering University Learning Commons. Access is available in person during regular hours and 24/7 for all students, both on campus and off, through the Library website. The Library supports student research by subscribing to more than 150 databases that contain academic information resources. The collection includes books, journals, technical papers, standards, streaming films and documentaries on a variety of science, engineering, mathematics and computer science topics as well as the humanities. The electronic reserve book collection offers a copy of all required textbooks for every class. As students explore the Learning Commons, they will find it is also a great place to do research and collaborate with teams.

While most of the collection is available virtually through the Library website, print books are made available through a secure, touchless locker system. Resources not owned by the Library are often available through Materials on Demand, formerly known as Inter-Library Loan. LinkedIn Learning courses are available to catch up on specific skills and Mango Languages courses are ready for those interested in language learning.

Some helpful library telephone numbers include:

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, ext. 7814 Kettering University Toll-free Number

Kettering University Archives and Special Collections

The University Archives is 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.