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.  The parking lot book drop is open 24/7.  The book drop near the front door is closed.  You may also drop off items during the Open Hours of the library beginning June 1st Mon-Thurs 1:00-6:00PM & Fri-Sat Noon-3:00PM


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.



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.

Worldcat: The online catalog for libraries world-wide.  Search anywhere and everywhere with delivery to RCC.
Public Libraries: Through the Decatur Public Library Online Catalog you can find books, DVDs in more than 520 Illinois public libraries.  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

All Subjects/Topics
Agricultural Science Collection + AGRICOLA (National Agriculture Library) coming soon
Art & Music
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text coming soon
Humanities, Plays, Theater
Drama Online coming soon
Environmental Science
Environmental Science Collection coming soon
Nursing & Health
Social Sciences & Government
Primary Source Documents
Science & Technology 

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