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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

If you are unable to login to the EBSCO databases, go to OpenAthens > Kish > EBSCO Information Services > All Databases 

Contact us at or 815-825-9330

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

Library Hours in Summer 2022:

Starting May 31:

On-Campus Hours: In-person services (appointments for study space, student IDs and research help): 9 am-3 pm — Monday, Tuesday 9 am-5 pm — Wednesday Remote/Online Services:  email library staff at Online services are available via email, chat, phone or by Zoom. Please schedule Zoom appointments.   8 am-5 pm — Monday - Wednesday 8 am-4 pm — Thursday

Closed Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Contact Us
(815) 825-9330


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.