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About the Lake Land College Library: General Information

Library Mission Statement

The Lake Land College Library provides a people-focused, effective learning environment that offers access to outstanding resources and knowledgeable staff in order to meet the lifelong educational needs of the diverse communities we serve. 

Contact Us

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Circulation Desk (Checkouts, Renewals, Equipment)

  • 217-234-5367

Librarian (Research Help, Instruction)

  • 217-234-5533

Library Director

  • 217-234-5440

Cataloging/Acquisitions (Purchasing)

  • 217-234-5267

Library Memberships

  • Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS)
  • Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges (NILRC)
  • Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)

Service Philosophy for the Library

Excellent customer service is our top priority and we strive to create a rewarding library experience for our students, staff, and community members. Library staff are committed to providing outstanding service based on respect and empathy for the diverse backgrounds and needs in our community. We work as a team to provide helpful, reliable, and consistent service. Our goal is to assist you in any way we can in your pursuit of information and enrichment. In our effort to make each experience the best it can be, these principles guide our actions: 

  • Friendly Faces
  • Inclusive Service
  • Excellent Physical and Electronic Resources
  • Accountable Staff
  • Continual Improvement

We also follow the Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information Service Providers by RUSA, a division of the American Library Association

General Information

The Library is located in the center of the Lake Land campus in the Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center. The Library provides access to more than 19,000 books and DVDs, as well as online access to millions of magazine and journal articles. We also have legal, business, biographical, and newspaper resources, and over 280,000 popular and scholarly e-books. To get started, visit the library website at In addition to local resources, the Library provides direct access to the collections of more than 450 libraries in central and southern Illinois through SHARE, a shared online catalog system. Students may also search the holdings of thousands of libraries across the country through the WorldCat service. Library services are available to students, faculty, staff, and residents of the Lake Land College district. Students have access to semester-long checkouts of graphing calculators, laptops, and MiFis. Most materials can be checked out for use at home, and telephone and online renewal is available for most items. Student conference rooms are available for student use, and food and drink can be enjoyed in The Second Story, the library’s lounge space on the top floor.

The library is part of Academic Services, and is funded by a portion of the per semester hour student Service Fee. 

Library services include reference help, instruction sessions, citation help, course reserves, interlibrary loan, equipment checkout, copyright support , printing/scanning/copying, and more. 

Library Hours

Fall/Spring Semester

Mon. - Thurs. 7:30a - 6p

Friday 7:30a - 5p

Summer Semester

Mon. – Thurs. 8a - 5p

Non-Student Attendance Days

8a - 5p

Study Rooms

There are four student study rooms on the 2nd level of the library. Study rooms are to be used for college-related purposes only. Use if empty or reserve one for your study group at the Circulation Desk. Please work quietly, with the door closed. All four rooms have whiteboards. Rooms are reserved in one to two hour increments, up to a week ahead of time. If there are no other reservations at the end of a session, users may continue occupying the study room until it is needed. Ask library staff if you need whiteboard markers or erasers.

Room Capacities

201 -

202 -

203 -

204 (Smart TV for presentations) -