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Virtual Library Orientation: Dawson Library Basics

Welcome to the KCU Libraries!

Welcome To Dawson Library

KCU-Joplin Front Entrance

KCU Joplin, Farber-McIntire Campus

Six high-speed fiber/ethernet computers are available for patron use. Each is equipped with the most up-to-date software and shortcuts. (Login credentials are required for the SPSS statistical software computer station.)

The study carrels are equipped with an individual powerstrip and task lighting.

There are a variety of study spaces for our patrons--low and high top tables, as well as, power lift-top tables.

Library books are available for checkout during business hours. The library also has a print copy of all "textbooks" available for "campus only use" up to 2 hours.

Two of the interior library rooms, 1720 & 1722, are equipped with multimedia capability (windows ethernet workstation) and a whiteboard.

Items for Checkout


  • Anatomy Models (are readily available anytime, but cannot leave library)
  • Book Stands & Laptop Risers
  • Course Reserve Textbooks (2 hour limit as these items are in high demand)
  • Faculty and Student Publications
  • Headphones
  • Office supplies/equipment service counter (scrap paper, stapler, tape, paper cutter, hole punch, etc.)
  • LED Sunlight Therapy Lamps


We do not have the ability to print in the library. If you would like to print, please use the WEPA station located in the library hall, between study rooms, Library 6 and Library 8. 

Cost for Copies:
Black/White - Simplex: $.09 per page
Black/White - Duplex: $.17 per page
Color - Simplex: $.49  per page
Color - Duplex: $.97 per page

Instructions can be found on the WEPA print station or on the IT Department webpage. For any issues with WEPA, please contact Joplin IT Department at 417-208-0659 or


There are 6 computer stations available in the library for student use. These stations include windows, multiple app shortcuts, and fiber high-speed ethernet connectivity. They are first come, first serve.