The Library serves on- and off-campus programs at College of DuPage, providing teaching and learning materials to support and enrich students’ educational experience. The 100,000-square-foot facility in the Student Resource Center on the Glen Ellyn campus provides comfortable seating, individual study space, group study rooms, public computers and AV equipment for use by students. The Library houses a wide variety of informational resources for students, faculty, staff and community members. These materials include more than 225,000 books, 470 periodicals, and many non-print materials such as ebooks, DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks.
The Library’s website is the gateway to a wide variety of library services and research resources. An online catalog provides easy look-up of library materials. Also available are many specialized research databases with factual information and references to journal, magazine and newspaper articles, many of them full text. These too, may be accessed remotely by registered Library users. Every public computer in the Library also has full Internet access and a variety of applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
Library services include the circulation of print and non-print materials, reference service, library and information literacy instruction, interlibrary loan and access to computers. Specialized collections include the College and Career Information Center (CCIC) and the Philanthropy Collection. The Circulation Desk provides borrowers’ services, and checks out audiovisual equipment to students, faculty and staff. Classroom delivery of equipment is provided upon the request of the instructor.
Information Literacy Instruction Program
The mission of the Library’s Information Literacy Instruction Program is to teach students to be effective users and producers of ideas and information. The program provides students with varied opportunities for acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to become information literate. The program is administered through class sessions with library faculty, free workshops, and the Library’s Research 101 online tutorial.
Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06