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About the Learning Resource Center (Library)

The library at Sauk Valley College offers resources and services to students and employees of the College, as well as residents of the SVCC College District, for education, information and enjoyment.

College Students and Employees

All current students and employees have a library account which is activated when the individual obtains a library card. Accounts are active during academic terms, and may be extended between terms at the request of the individual. Students and employees may borrow books, magazines and journals, videos, and music from the library; request items through interlibrary loan; and access online resources such as eBooks and research databases from off-campus.

Community Patrons

All residents of the Sauk Valley Community College District who are at least 16 years old and who hold a valid driver’s license or other state-issued I.D. are eligible for a free library card. Cards may be renewed on an annual basis pending proof of continued residence. Community patrons may borrow books, magazines and journals, videos, and music from the library. All SVCC library card holders are welcome to participate in the eRead Illinois eBook program.


Sauk Valley Learning Commons will be open to students, staff, and faculty on Mondays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Curbside service will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Fridays 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    If you have questions, please call 815-835-6247. 


Students, Faculty, and Staff may now request items for pick up from the West Mall. 

Click Here to request items for pickup in West Mall.  Items may be picked up in West Mall, Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm  and Fridays, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Type in your search term(s)
  • Select "Library Catalog" and then filter to "Held by my Library" on the left hand side
  • Now choose a book and locate where it says "Available at Sauk"
  • Finally, select "Request" from the "Get it" area
  • Send request

Hours of Operation

The library is open on the following days and times:

Fall and Spring Semesters   

Library Open Door Hours                                                                             

Monday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.       

Curbside Service (Items to be picked up with Security in West Mall)

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                                

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 


Summer Session           Starting May 17 and ending August 6th                                                                                        

Library Open Door Hours

Monday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

Curbside Service (Items to be picked up with Security in West Mall)                                        

Tuesday and Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

Fridays the Learning Commons Library will be closed.                                              



Borrowing Terms

Most physical items may be borrowed for 4 weeks at a time, and may be renewed up to 3 times as long as no other patron has requested the item. Items that are not returned or renewed within 29 days of their due date will be marked "lost" in the system, and billed to the patron. Lost item charges will be removed when the items are returned in good condition. Items may be renewed by telephone, in person, or online through the patron’s I-Share account (students and employees only). Items that are returned in a condition that is not fit for further use must be paid for by the borrower.

Library Staff

Jennifer Patterson, Learning Commons Technical Services Assistant (ext. 237)

Cyndi Starr, Learning Commons Circulation Assistant (ext. 247)

Contact the Library

Telephone (815) 835-6247