The Circulation Desk is to your right as you enter the Library. This is where you may:
- Check you circulating materials, I-Share books, and interlibrary loans;
- Check out equipment, including laptops, chromebooks, projectors
and screens, cameras, camcorders, speakers, tripods, and headphones;
- Check out reserve materials (which may not be taken from the Library).
Unbound periodicals and most reserve materials may not be taken from the library, but still must be charged out from the desk.
To check out any item, you will need your student or Faculty I.D. The
Library cannot check anything out to you without your I.D.
All circulating books may be borrowed for a period of up to four weeks
for students and sixteen weeks for faculty and staff with 3 renewals. We
bill for replacement costs after items are forty five days overdue.
Checkout Periods, Fines & Fees
Circulating books may be borrowed for a period of 4 weeks for our
students, and 16 weeks for our faculty. Each item may be renewed 3
times. Students and faculty may borrow I-Share items for 4 weeks, with
DVDs and VHS tapes may be borrowed for 2 weeks, with no renewals. We
bill for replacement costs after items are 45 days overdue.
Equipment has shorter loan periods ranging from 3 days to 2 weeks,
depending on the type of equipment. There are no renewals for
equipment. The fine for overdue equipment is $15.00 per day. We bill
for replacement costs after 2 weeks if the item has not been returned.
To pay late fees or replacement costs, please bring payment in the form
of cash or check to the Library. Checks should be made out to Illinois
College. If mailing payment, please send to:
1101 W. College Ave.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Materials may be placed on reserve to give a number of users access to a
limited number of items. Most reserve materials may not be taken from
the building and their use in the library is restricted to a period of
two hours at a time. Two hours before closing, some reserves may be
checked out overnight, but must be returned no later than one hour after
the library opens the following day. Fines are twenty five cents per
Schewe Library currently owns over 143,000 books and bound
periodicals. All circulating books are shelved according to the Dewey
Classification System. The 000s through the 300s are housed on the lower
level. The 400s and above are located on the upper level.
The Reference Collection houses a variety of non-circulating
such as subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and
handbooks. The Reference Librarian's desk is opposite the Circulation
Desk, and the Reference Collection is located on the shelves in
that immediate area. All reference books are marked with an "R" in
of the call number.
Newspapers & Periodicals
Schewe Library currently receives 250+ different print periodical
and 25,000+ online full-text periodicals. When a print periodical
it is first placed on the browsing shelves in the Current Periodicals
& VHS section of the Library. Non-current periodical issues are
shelved on the Library's first floor (lower level).
Schewe Library maintains a microform collection of The Jacksonville Journal Courier (Jacksonville's local paper) in a cabinet on the lower level. The College Rambler (the College's student newspaper) is also kept in a microform collection on the lower level. The New York Times is
available through the Historical New York Times database, which allows
searching the full-text of The New York Times back to 1851. Back issues of
other newspapers are kept in orange hanging files, opposite the
elevator, in the lower level. Newspapers and periodicals do not
Children's books are arranged in fiction (by author) and non-fiction (by
Dewey Decimal Classification), and are housed on the Library's lower level. Recent efforts
to collect award-winning titles have boosted our collection.
Just to the right of the Library entrance, there is a color photocopier.
Copies can be made of microfilm by using a microfilm
reader/printer, which is located on the Library's lower floor.
Reciprocal Borrowing & Interlibrary Loan
If Schewe Library doesn't have an item you need, our catalog can
also search the collections of 86 Illinois libraries in the I-Share
network, as well as the wider network of libraries cooperating in interlibrary loan (including the Jacksonville Public Library).
Restrooms are located in the northeast corner of the building on the lower level.
Non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in the library (but please be careful).