Library Facility, Resources and Services
Library – Estelle M. Black Library
Location: Educational Resource Center (ERC) – First & Second floors
Fall & Spring Semester Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 am – 9 pm Fri 8 am – 5 pm
Check the Library website for changes or adjustment in hours.
Reference Desk: (815) 921-4619
Circulation – call-in Renewals: (815) 921-4615
Administration: (815) 921-4626
Resources, Services and Collections
The Estelle M. Black Library provides print and electronic resources, facilities, and equipment to students, faculty, staff, and community members to serve learning and research needs. Faculty librarians are available to assist in the research process.
The Library collection is comprised of books (both in print and electronic formats), a reference collection, journals and newspapers, music CDs, and
Checking Out Material
Rock Valley College students may check out materials from the Library at no cost by showing a photo ID (student photo ID, a valid driver’s license or other photo ID).
Material Type Length of Time
Books 28 days (generally)
CDs, DVDs and videos 7 days
Reserve books varying loan periods
Reference books must remain in the Library
Periodicals must remain in the Library
Lost and Overdue Library Materials
LATE FEE CHARGES:
COST MATERIAL TYPE
$ .10 per day most overdue materials
$1.25 per day DVDs and videotapes
$1.25 – $5.00 per day Reserve materials/item/day (varies)
$ .25 per hour hourly materials
$1.00 per day, per item Interlibrary Loan (RVC fee ) + originating library's
Report lost materials to the Circulation Desk immediately. If items are lost, payment of a charge for replacement and a fee for processing will be required.
All students must have clear library records with no fees or fines at the end of the semester. No grades or transcripts will be released, class registration will be blocked, and borrowing privileges will be suspended until library materials are returned and fines and replacement fees (for lost items) are paid.
The Library provides an Interlibrary Loan service to obtain items from other libraries that are not available from the Estelle M. Black Library.
Public (Community) Access
The Library is open to all members of the community who reside in the RVC College District #511.
The Library’s “Information Commons,” Open Computer Lab, and second floor workstation provide 57 computers and one iMac (second floor). A PC on each floor is dedicated for searching the Library Catalog.
Six (6) group-study rooms – can be reserved at the Library’s Circulation Desk or by calling (815) 921-4615.
The Library also has an Assistive Technology Room, AudioVisual Viewing Room, Fax (International & U.S.) services and a Photocopier available (fees apply).
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Click on link below for practice
Search the Library Catalog
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