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Richland Library Catalog: Find books and more at Richland or switch to the I-Share catalog to search for items at 86 academic and research libraries in Illinois.
Worldcat: An online catalog of books and libraries world-wide.
Local Public Libraries

Reference Resources & Encyclopedia eBooks

Newspapers & News Publications

Newsbank (Herald & Review/national news magazines)
Newspaper Source (national/international newspapers)

Databases for Online Articles, Videos and More

Contact Information

General Information: (217) 875-7211 ext. 303

Interlibrary Loan Forms

Book Request (non I-Share materials)
Finding Books and Articles
Using EBSCO Databases (.pdf, 597K)
Call Number Guide (.pdf, 77K)
Locating Book Reviews (.pdf, 370K)
Finding Quality Resources
Evaluating Sources (.pdf, 35K)
Developing Keywords (.pdf, 108K)
Google Search Tricks (.pdf, 73K)
APA Guide (.pdf, 156K)
MLA Guide (.pdf, 208K)
Multimedia Lists
DVD Call Number List (.pdf, 448K)
List of Library owned DVDs by Call Number.  Check Catalog for availability.
Periodical List
Periodical List (.pdf, 231K)
List of print periodicals that the library owns.  Check databases for more extensive holdings.
Faculty Use
Copyright Compliance Form (.docx, 58K)
Reserve Request Form (.docx, 21K)
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Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday thru Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
Semester Breaks
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
Summer Semester
Monday thru Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
The library is CLOSED all college holidays.

Library Services

Printing/FAX Punch Cards available in $.50, $1.00, $2.00 and $5.00 denominations and required for printing
Photocopies: 10 cents/page 
FAX:  25 cents/page
Study Spaces: Enrolled students may reserve a room for individual or group study up to two weeks in advance of need.  Call ext. 303.  Finals week first-come/first-served.   
Laptops: Available for in-library use.  Must be a registered student taking classes.
Available Equipment: headphones, VCR, DVD player/laptop
Speeches/Presentations: Practice your presentations and speeches with a laptop and overhead projector.  Reserve a study room or call ext. 303
Research Assistance: Walk-in or by appointment.  Start your research assignments early!  Call ext. 303 or email
Interlibrary Loan:   Interlibrary loans (ILLs) are transactions in which library materials are made available from one library to another. An ILL may consist of the loan of a book, periodical article, or other item. Please allow 2 to 14 days to receive materials.  ILLs are a free service to enrolled students, faculty and staff.   If we don't own it, we can get it. 
Delivery:   RCC receives delivery of books and other materials 5 days a week.  Don't hesitate to request books or items from other libraries.    
Exhibit & Displays: Please contact John Wylder for procedures and reservations.
Please visit the library website for a complete list of services.  


Louise W. Greene, M.S., M.L.S., Director
Gavena Dahlman, M.L.S., Access Services
John Wylder, M.A.T, M.L.S., Information Services
David Ahola, M.A., Resource Sharing/ILL 
William Neumann, Library Technician