I’ve always loved going to my local library. As a child, my sisters and I took advantage of the summer reading programs. We’d bring home our tracking sheets and write down every book we read, desperately trying to get to 100 titles so we could win the ultimate prize, a gift certificate to a nearby ice cream parlor. Many people have great memories of using the library as a child, but forget that libraries can be just as much fun for adults. Here are a few of my favorite things about the Prairie State College Library:
DVDs – Did you know that PSC Library has a DVD collection? Click here to browse. The collection includes documentaries and educational videos, as well as more recent popular titles like The King’s Speech and The Artist.
Great Online Databases – Anyone visiting the library can use the computers in the Computer Lab to access our online databases. Students and faculty can also access these databases at home with a username and password. Be sure to visit my two favorites, ARTstor and Films on Demand. ARTstor is a digital image library that provides access to beautiful images of art, sculpture, photography, and architecture. You can either browse the collections, search for a specific work, or look up all the work by a specific artist. Be warned, this database is as addictive as Pinterest. My other favorite, Films on Demand, is a collection of videos that cover a wide range of topics. View footage of TedTalks, plays, famous speeches, documentaries, and more.
Make sure to take advantage of all PSC Library has to offer this summer. If you ever need help, stop by the reference desk or give us a call at (708) 709-3552.