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About Schewe Library: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Schewe Library

Borrowing

How do I check out library materials?

You can check out library materials at the front desk on the main floor of the library. You will need either your Illinois College ID Card or your Digital ID on the IC app. 

How long can I keep library materials?

Loan Periods Illinois College Students Illinois College Faculty/Staff
IC Books 4 weeks w/ 3 renewals 16 weeks w/ 3 renewals
I-Share Books 4 weeks w/ 3 renewals 4 weeks w/ 6 renewals
Other IC Media 2 weeks w/ 3 renewals 3 weeks w/ 3 renewals
IC Equipment Varies - see Loanable Technology for details Varies - see Loanable Technology for details

How do I renew materials?

You can renew materials by:

 1) Logging into your account in the online catalog.

 2) Stopping by the front desk or calling 217.345.3020 during library hours.

 3) Contacting library staff.

Where/how can I access my library account? 

You can access your library account from the I-Share Catalog link on Single Sign On (SSO) or the library homepage. 

If it's your first time logging in, you will need to link your account to your library barcode. Your barcode is the 14-digit number on the back of your Illinois College ID card. 

Where can I request library materials that Schewe Library doesn't own?

You can request materials from other libraries through I-Share. Items typically arrive within 3-5 business days.

If an item is not available through I-Share, you can submit an InterLibrary Loan Request. These items are coming from outside our library system so they may take up to 5-10 business days to arrive. 

How do I access eBooks?

1) Search for the book you want to read in the catalog and click into the item record. 

2) Inside the item record there will be a link that says "connect to ebook". Click this link. 

3) Choose Illinois College from the dropdown menu, and log in with your Connect2 username and password. If you do not have an IC login or if you have any trouble accessing your book, please ask library staff for assistance.


Research 

How can I get help researching a topic?

The reference desk is staffed by librarians Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

You may also contact a librarian to make an appointment outside of regular reference hours. 

How do I access library databases from off-campus?

You can access library databases off-campus via our databases page where you will be prompted to enter your campus login. Please contact our Digital Services Librarian if you're having trouble connecting from off-campus. 


Building Information

Can I reserve a room in the library? 

The Pratt Classroom (Schewe 210) and the glass study room (Schewe 211) are available for reservations. You can make same-day reservations using the tablet  located outside of each room. Faculty & staff can reserve either room in advance via EMSMore information about our rooms can be found in the Facilities tab above. 

Is food/drink allowed in the library?

Food and drink are allowed on all three levels of the library. For more details, please refer to the Food, Drink, & Tobacco Policy in the Policies tab above. 


Visitors

Can community members use the library?

Schewe Library is open to members of the public, including patrons from other Illinois libraries. For more details about community borrower privileges, please see our Community Patron Policy in the Policies tab above. 

Is there visitor parking? 

Free street parking is available along West College Avenue, Park Street, and Grove Street. 


I don't see my question listed here, how do I get help? 

You can get a hold of us by phone (217.245.3020) or email - we're always happy to help! 

Library Hours

Regular Term Hours
Monday: 7:45 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:45 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:45 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday: 7:45 am - 11:30 pm
Friday: 7:45 am - 6 pm
Saturday: noon - 6 pm
Sunday: noon - 11:30 pm

Contact Us

If you have questions, you can contact us at:


Luke Beatty
 -- Library Director
217.245.3573

Photograph of Elora Agsten

Elora Agsten -- Instructional Librarian
217.245.3117
 

Adam Enz -- Technical Services Coordinator
217.245.3079
 

Emma Norris -- Access Services Manager
217.245.3264
 


Garrett Traylor
 -- Reference & Cataloging Librarian
217.245.3022

For general inquiries, call 217.245.3020 or email us at schewe@ic.edu.