RCC Campus:  If you are finished with your items, please drop them off at the RCC campus.  Call security at 875-6555 when you arrive at the front door.  Thank you to all who have brought items back.  

Clinton Area Students:  Vespasian Warner Library will be accepting RCC items.  Both the parking lot book drop and the front door book drop are open 24/7. You may also drop off items during the Open Hours of the library.

Questions?   Email

The Library Staff is providing online services:


      reference/research help: 

      article requests: Article Request link on the right or 


AND Help by Telephone:

(217) 875-7200 ext. 6303

Need a Book?  There are hundreds of ebooks in our catalog.  See "Finding Ebooks" on the right hand side of this page.  We hope to open borrowing physical items in the near future.

Richland Library Catalog: Find books and more at Richland or switch to the I-Share catalog to search for items at 90 academic and research libraries in Illinois.  Pick up right here on campus.

Public Libraries: Through the Decatur Public Library Online Catalog you can find books, DVDs in more than 520 Illinois public libraries.  Delivery to RCC. 

Worldcat: The online catalog for libraries world-wide.  Search anywhere and everywhere with delivery to RCC.

REFERENCE: eBooks, Encyclopedias | Handbooks | Dictionaries | Statistics

  • interactive data maps and statistics for population, occupations, education, health and other topics.
  • historical data for crime, population, migration, disease and more.  Download data in graphs or Excel or make your own custom graphs.

Online Articles, Videos and More

News Publications

Newsbank:  Herald & Review/national news magazines

Newspaper Source:  national/international newspapers

Contact Information

Librarians are working remotely. 
WE ARE MONITORING EMAIL. Use this address:

Requesting Books or Articles

We are honoring article requests.
Book Requests (from another library)
Services between libraries have been suspended until further notice.


Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday thru Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday: CLOSED
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 5:00 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. 6303.  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. 6303
Research Assistance: Walk-in or by appointment.  Start your research assignments early!  Call ext. 6303 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 Louise Greene for procedures and reservations. 
Public Access to Computer Workstations: Limit of 2 hours per day per registered community (non-student) patron.
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