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Library Services

How Do I?

How Do I Get An Student ID / Library Card Or Community Card?

You can get your Kish ID which is also your library card in Library and Tutoring Services with a photo ID (such as a driver's license) and proof of Kishwaukee College enrollment (your current class schedule) in order to create your ID.  Replacement fees for lost ID cards are $10.  

Please make an ID appointment at  https://kish.libcal.com/reserve/id/card  or use the button below.  

Please note - ID appointments must be made at least 30 minutes in advance of the desired time, and canceled more than 1 hour prior to the scheduled time.

In order to be eligible for a Community card, you must reside in the Kishwaukee College district #523.  You must be at least 17 years old and be able to show a current photo ID and proof of residency with your name on it in the form of a voter's registration card, utility bill, tax document, or a library card from a library with in the district.

How Do I Check Out and Renew Library Items?

When you have found the library item(s) you need bring them to the Circulation desk and library staff will check out your item(s) using your Kish ID which is your library card.  If you do not have your Kish ID handy your driver's license, State ID, or passport can be used.  Print items can be checked out for 4 weeks; media for 2 weeks.

You can access your library account to renew items, and review your account.
You can also sign in to your account with your MyKC login from the Library SmartSearch page (upper right-hand corner).
You can renew items by calling the library 815-825-9330 or by email library@kish.edu

 

 

The library item(s) you have checked out can be easily returned anytime in the brown dropbox by the light post outside door 6 (by the Bookstore).  You can also return items at the Bookstore when they are open and at the inside dropbox in front of Kish Library.

How Do I Request / Pick Up Items From Kish Library And Other Libraries?

You can request items through the Library SmartSearch Page.  When you have found the title you want click on the title and if the item is a Kish item sign in with your MyKC login and then click on Request from Kish Library. Fill out the form and make sure to put Kishwaukee College as your pick-up place.  When the item comes in you will receive a response on your Kish email that will have a link to make a curbside pick-up appointment.  At the appointed time pull up outside door 58 by the curbside pick-up sign (Parking lot B) and call the library at 815-825-9330 to let us know you are here.  A Kish staff member will bring the item out to you-please have your ID or driver's license out.

You can request items from other schools through I-Share, a group of libraries that Kish belongs to for borrowing items.  You can request items through the Library SmartSearch page.  When you have found the title that you want click on the title.  Sign in with your MyKC login and then click the I-Share click to request link.  Fill out the form.  When the item comes in you will receive a response on your Kish email that will have a link to make a curbside pick-up appointment.  At the appointed time pull up outside door 58 by the curbside pick-up sign (Parking lot B) and call the library at 815-825-9330 to let us know you are here.  A Kish staff member will bring the item out to you-please have your ID or driver's license out.

Do You Have Textbooks For My Classes?

The Kish Library has some of the textbooks used for classes.
Find available course reserves at the link below and follow these steps:
1. Sign in with your myKC Kish ID account.
2. Within the  Course Reserves search box, search for an item by course instructor's last name, course name, or title of the item. 
3. Once the item is found:
     A. If an electronic item is available, view it right on your computer. 
     B. If you drop by the library you may be able to check out a physical copy with your Kish ID for a limited time.
     C.    You can request a part of a book Kish has for "Digitization" and complete a digitization request form. 
         *Due to copyright restrictions, only 10% of the item may be digitized for you during the whole semester. 
   If you have trouble, email library@kish.edu from your Kish email with the exact item you need and what class it is for.