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Circulation

Library books and Interlibrary Loan materials may be returned in the outdoor college Drop Box located under the light by the curb near the flag pole at the main entrance (door 6). The indoor book return is located to the left of the Library & Tutoring Services entrance (A1100).

Please contact Library Services at 815-825-9330 or library@kish.edu for the following assistance:

  • renewing items and extending due dates
  • questions about availability of materials
  • questions about returning items
  • inquiries about whether other libraries are open
  • concerns about lost items

Please note that items returned to the Kish Library will be quarantined for 3 days before they are marked returned on your account.

This ensures the safety for the next person using the item and complies with rules from our state library sharing system. 

You will not be charged late fees for that quarantine period, and we just wanted you to know why you will still see the item on your account for an extra week. 

New Look for Library Searching

Kish Library welcomes Library SmartSearch.  Students and employees will be able to enjoy one-stop searching for books, ebooks, audio books, articles, course reserves, videos, digital media and more.  Library SmartSearch finds items from the Kishwaukee College Library collections and databases, I-Share, and over 1 billion items that are available online.

Looking for our old Library Catalog to find books and ebooks? We went live in June 2020 with our new Library SmartSearch!

Features you will love:

  • log in with your myKC credentials to use the library catalog
  • search the library catalog and article databases all at one time
  • search box below
  • updated library user accounts include chosen name that is in college system
  • requesting through I-Share is easier than ever
  • request Kish items and then schedule a curbside pickup appointment
  • request digitization of sections of print sources, within copyright 
  • faculty can place items on ereserve for easy linking to articles or book chapters for student access, within copyright

Library SmartSearch widget with Course Reserves