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Off-Campus Library Services

Library Card

Students enrolled in an ONLINE course may apply for a library card by filling out this Online application form. Library cards are also issued at the Main Campus Library's Circulation Desk.

If you are not taking your course through the Internet, i.e. your course location is not "Internet", please use this application form for a temporary card or this form for a temporary renewal.


Look up books in the COD catalog. Look up books in other library catalogs.


Use your home computer to look up magazine, journal and newspaper articles as well as other kinds of information from over 80 online indexes and databases. Tips on accessing the Library's databases are located here.

Access Tips

Answers to commonly asked questions.

Web Sources

Search engines and subject directories; selected reference Web sites covering such topics as newspapers, law, government and statistics; jobs and careers, and college and financial aid sources.

Research Help

Find out research basics by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions page. Need help citing sources? Try our Subject Research Guides to give you a start on a variety of general topic areas.

Request Materials

Acquire books and articles from other libraries with the Interlibrary Loan service. Request COD books to be held for you at the COD Library Circulation Desk or to be delivered to your home.

Ask a Librarian

Need help? Use the Ask A Librarian email reference service. If you need immediate assistance during the Library's business hours, call the Reference Desk at (630) 942-3364.

Online Librarian

Denise Cote (630) 942-2092
e-mail: cotede@cdnet.cod.edu

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