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Library Services

Library Services Distance Support

Library Services Fall 2021

Library Services are available to support you, both in-person and online. 

  • Circulation assistance - in-person & online
  • Study space - by appointment, in-person. See Study Space on left menu.
  • Research help - by appointment, in-person & online. See Research Help on left menu.
  • Citation help - by appointment, in-person & online. See Research Help on left menu or make an appointment for Writing Lab help. 
  • Article requests - online. Email
  • Online sources such as ebooks, journal articles, digital archives, and research guides - online
  • Open Educational Resources - online via course reserves
  • Research instruction workshops - by appointment upon faculty request, in-person & online. See Faculty Tips on left menu.
  • Purchase requests - online. See Purchase Requests on left menu.
  • ID cards - by appointment, in-person.  See ID Cards on left menu.
  • Staff can provide physical requests and physical interlibrary loan resources  - in-person.
  • Staff can provide some physical print reserve resources to check out. For those items that cannot be checked out, limited digitization requests will be honored, in keeping with copyright laws.
  • Printing is available outside the library from your own device. See IT Help Desk for more information. 

Basic Library Information

Library entrance


Contact us at or 815-825-9330

Check out the Library's website to access all our resources online.

Library Hours Spring 2024

On-Campus Hours: In-person services (appointments for study rooms and research help): 8 am-4 pm — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
10 am-6 pm — Wednesday Remote/Online Services:  email library staff at Online services are available via email, chat, phone, or Zoom. Please schedule Zoom appointments.   8 am-4 pm — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10 am-6 pm — Wednesday

Closed Saturdays, Sundays

If you get a password box when you search EBSCO from home, click on the "Access Through Your Institution" link under the blue Sign-In bar.  

Social Distancing

Please note - when using college facilities (or any public spaces), it is wise to practice "social distancing". This means keeping a safe distance, more than 6 feet, from other people to avoid spread of illness. We appreciate your participation in maintaining space between people in our space.  Wear a mask while on campus.

The CDC suggests the following guidelines.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.