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Article Request Link

Use this form to request an article you cannot find in full text in our databases. 

Expect the article/link in your email in 1+ days


Book/DVD Request Link

Use this form to request a book you cannot request through Richland Library.

Expect to be notified by email to pick up item in 3+ days


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Search for items at RCC and at most academic libraries in Illinois. Physical items can be picked up on campus.  Articles and eBooks can be downloaded or emailed or read directly online.


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Primary Source Documents
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Telephone: 875-7200 ext. 6303
Gavena Dahlman, M.L.S., Director
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