Did you know that you can check out up to 10 items from the Prairie State Library? That means you can borrow…
2 DVDs + 3 Magazines + 4 Non-Fiction Books + 1 Fiction Book= 10 Items!
Or any combination you can come up with!
The library has all different types of materials in various locations throughout the library, click to continue on to learn more about the PSC Library…The library has 8 main collections:
Reserves: Located behind the circulation desk, these items check out for 2 hours and are in library use only. They are usually textbooks and other materials for your classes and can only be checked out with a PSC ID.
Extended Reserve: Located behind the circulation desk, these check out for 3 days and are usually DVDs related to your coursework and assigned by your professor.
Magazines: Located across from and behind the circulation desk. These check out for 7 days. We keep older editions behind the circulation desk; our library assistants would be happy to get them for you.
Audio Visual: A/V consists of DVDs, VHS, & CDs that can be checked out by anyone for 7 days. Library assistants will pull these items for you, but you can find them by using the library catalog.
Non-Fiction: The bulk of our library collection which is the section of stacks to the right. These are great for your research projects and check out for 3 weeks. Ask one of our reference librarians for help finding items for your research.
Juvenile: These items are kids and young adult books that are both fictional and non-fiction. They are located at the very back of the library to the right and they circulate for 3 weeks.
Fiction: These books are on the far back left from the entrance of the library and are great for leisure reading! They also check out for 3 weeks.
Reference: Located behind the computers, these books are for in library use only. They are a great beginning resource for your research. Ask one of our reference librarians for help finding what may be best for your research.
And as always, if you aren’t sure what resources are right for you, just ask us. We’d be happy to help you at any stage of your research!