Use the Primo search box to search many BSCTC library resources at one time. If you want a book or audiovisual and know the title or author, it may be more efficient to search directly in the Library Catalog.

From off-campus, you may be prompted to log in using your KCTCS account information. 


Have some questions? Need help finding the right book, article, newspaper, more? We're always here to help! Ask a Librarian! 


Flipster provides online access to many of the most popular magazines, from general interest such as People and Rolling Stone, to Men's and Women's Health, and to specialized interests such as ART news and Motor Trend.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

JSTOR provides access to scholarly articles on a variety of topics in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including History, Literature, Religion, and more. Also includes extensive Biology resources.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a heritage database produced by Proquest in partnership with It contains a vast number of genealogical records including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.

Here is what we have:

  • Books print and online
  • Magazines and academic journals print and online
  • Newspapers local, state and national
  • Census records local history resources
  • Computer labs
  • Quiet study areas
  • Group study areas

Here is what we can do:

  • Help you find and access the information you need
  • Provide individual research assistance in person or online
  • Help you with email and Blackboard
  • Provide group and class instruction
  • Help you make connections with other student services

Need homework help? Research papers & math getting you down? Come visit us in the ACE!

Located in or near our libraries on each campus, the BSCTC ACE offers students academic assistance in all subject areas. Students may receive one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, assistance writing papers and performing research, and other academic support services. Assistance is available both by appointment and on a walk-in basis.

For more information about how we can help, visit the ACE page.

Casual Reader

Have you ever wanted to be a member of a book club and just didn’t have the time for a meeting? The Casual Reader Online Book Club is the solution. This book club is designed to be entirely online.  All books are selected by members of the club. Join Michelle Fields and  Judy Howell each week as we discuss books.

Library Locations & Hours

Prestonsburg Campus

Magoffin Learning Center
1 Bert T. Combs Drive
Prestonsburg, Ky 41653
(606) 889-4834
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pikeville Campus

120 S. Riverfill Drive
Pikeville, Ky 41501
(606) 218-1201

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mayo Campus

Building C - 2nd Floor
513 3rd Street
Paintsville, Ky 41240
(606) 788-2831

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Library Hours as listed are for the fall and spring semesters. Hours will vary at other times and are subject to change during holidays, institutional closings and inclement weather.