PSU Library Catalog and the PSU Library Consortium

PSU Library Catalog provides information about the titles and holdings of Axe Library, the Kansas Technology Center Library (KTC), and the Career Resource Center, all located on the campus of PSU.  In addition, the Catalog features material held at PSU Library Consortium member libraries.   Please consult with contacts below for additional borrowing information.  

ENCORE, produced by Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) is the public catalog.  All consortia partners share the catalog, and each search can be "scoped", or limited, to a particular library site. 

SIERRA, also produced by III, is the staff component of the ILS (integrated library system), used by the librarians for collection management, acquisitions, database maintenance, circulation and inventory control, serials management, and other services employed to provide the most accurate information about the titles we have to our patrons. 

SUMMON, produced by ProQuest, our "Discovery Interface", indexes all the material in ENCORE and SIERRA, and, like ENCORE, uses facets.  Summon differs dramatically from ENCORE, however, in that it is a clearinghouse for nearly all of our subscription content coming from our online journals and databases, as well as scholarly online content coming from Google Scholar, open-URL digital repositories, image repositories, and other scholarly resources available to us.  Consortia material is also indexed in Summon and serves as a backup catalog for our consortia partners.

Pittsburg State University Library Services

Pittsburg State University Library Services serves the needs of the campus and the community with many technologies and services.  Among them are shared online catalog resources with PSU Libraries, campus administrative units, and area regional libraries.  On-campus locations, in addition to Axe Library on the main campus, include: 

Kansas Technology Center Library (KTC): Items in the Online Catalog marked with a location of KTCare located at the Kansas Technology Center Library, S-221 KTC, 620-235-4054. PSU patrons may borrow items directly from KTC or AXE but should check hours of availability. Contact Heather Winzer at KTC.

Career Resource Center (CRC): Items in the Online Catalog marked with a location of CRC are located at the PSU Career Resource Center, 202 Horace Mann, 620-235-4144.  PSU faculty/students may borrow a limited selection of material from the CRC directly.  Jeannice Parker is the contact at CRC.

PSU Library Consortium

The PSU Library Consortium includes area libraries in the Pittsburg, Fort Scott, Parsons, Eureka, and Sedan, Kansas. Registered borrowers in the Pittsburg area can request materials from the other Pittsburg libraries by placing a hold request on material at their home library, which will be delivered to them at their home library.  Borrowers who are not registered patrons at FSCC Library or Eureka Public Library may request material from their home library through normal ILL procedures.

Pittsburg Public Library, Pittsburg, KS: Items marked with a location of Pittsburg are located at 308 North Walnut, Pittsburg, KS, (620)-231-8110.  PSU patrons may request items from Pittsburg Public at the Axe Circulation Desk, or they may borrow the items directly from Pittsburg Public Library with appropriate ID. Beverly Clarkson is the Director of the Pittsburg Public Library.

Unified School District #250, Pittsburg, KS: Items marked with locations of

  • PHS (Pittsburg High School)
  • PCMS (Pittsburg Community Middle School)
  • Meadowlark (Meadowlark Elementary School
  • Nettels (George Nettels Elementary School)
  • Lakeside (Lakeside Elementary School)
  • Westside (Westside Elementary School)

are schools of Pittsburg Unified School District #250.  Because of the nature of their campuses, it is highly recommended that patrons needing material located at the schools request the items at the Axe Information Desk, rather than attempting to visit the individual school campuses. Jayne Smith, Librarian at Westside Elementary, is the Coordinator of the USD #250 Library Automation Program and can be reached at (620) 235-3170.

Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, KS: Items marked with a location of FSCC are held by Fort Scott Community College, 2108 South Horton Street, Fort Scott, KS, (620) 223-2700.   Items at Fort Scott are currently unavailable to PSU patrons and should be requested through ILL, or patrons may wish to consult with Reference Librarians at Axe for suggestions on suitable material that may be available here at PSU. Susie Arvidson is the Director at FSCC Library.

Eureka Public Library, Eureka, KS: Items marked with a location of Eureka are held by the Eureka Public Library, 606 North Main Street, Eureka, KS, (620) 583-6222.  Items at Eureka are currently unavailable to PSU patrons for direct borrowing and should be requested through ILL.  Connie Mitchell is the Director of the Eureka Public Library.