Library Service Desk

Circulation Services

The Public Services Desk is located on the first floor as you enter the main doors of the Paul G. Blazer Library. This department handles all circulating materials, course reserves, and shelving maintenance. 

Borrowing Privileges

Anyone can use materials within the library. To check out books you must present a valid KSU ID, valid ID from any public institution of higher education in Kentucky or a valid driver’s license. Undergraduate students may check out books for two weeks. The loan period for graduate students is four weeks. Loans are renewable if no one else has requested the material; renewals must be made in person. Reference books, periodicals, newspapers and microforms do not circulate. Books and articles on reserve are held in Circulation. Fines for overdue and lost books are also collected in circulation.

Loan Periods

Undergraduate Students 14 days

Graduate Students 28 days

Faculty/Staff 1 semester

Special Borrowers 14 days/Limit of 10

Overdue Charges

$.05/day per book

$1.00/day Curriculum Videos and DVDs

$1.00/day Curriculum Kits

$1.00 1-3 day Course Reserve Material

Lost or Damaged Item Fees

Items more than 8 weeks overdue are considered “Lost.” Patrons with Lost or damaged items are assessed a replacement fee or the current cost of the item plus a processing fee of $20.00 per item. Patrons with Lost or damaged items are blocked from borrowing/renewal privileges until the account is settled.


Library Technician 1 /Stacks Maintenance
Vacant:  502-597-6880

Janice Denver

502-597-6491/6851 Service Desk Assistant


Robert Johnson

502-597-6859/6851. Service Desk Assistant


Service Desk Assistant
Vacant:  502-597-6851 

Marcal Turner

502-597-6851 Service Desk Assistant


Reference/Circulation Librarian

For additional information about the Public Services Department units, contact  Dr. Nkechi Amadife at(502) 597-6817 or send email to