• Laptops and Chromebooks
  • Books
  • Magazines/newspapers
  • DVDs/BluRays
  • iPads — in library or classroom use only




Item Limit  

Loan Period  


Books/graphic novels  

No limit  

4 weeks  




1 week  




1 week  


Chromebooks and laptops  


1 semester  



*Contact us to renew items, or renew online by signing in to the catalog with your Sandburg email address and password. Please contact the library directly for inquiries regarding laptop and Chromebook renewals. 

Call: 309.341.5257

Text: 309.785.1596



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the library's databases/online resources?

In the portal, look for the three-lines menu in the left, top corner of the screen. Hover over this to open; then click Library. From this drop-down, choose Databases. Then click the link for the A-Z Databases List. 

Or go directly to the databases here.


How do I find a book?

Visit our online catalog to browse our print and electronic book collections. For assistance with ebooks, see our eBooks Library Guide. For general questions and assistance, please reach out to library staff at or 309.341.5257.


How do I get help with research if I'm not able to come to campus?

Students can schedule virtual appointments with or submit questions to the librarian by contacting Marla Turgeon. They can also submit questions to the librarian outside of library hours via the same contact information or through our Ask a Librarian form.

Other resources for assistance with research off-campus include our Library Guides — online help guides for research, citations, academic honesty, and more.


How do I schedule time in the light board, One Button, virtual reality or podcast studios?

For questions about using the light board, One Button, virtual reality or podcast studio on Main Campus, contact the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (FTLC) at or 309.341.5438.
For questions about the Branch Campus One Button Studio, ask in the library, Room 4. 


How do I get a book, video or article that Sandburg Library or I-Share don't have?

Please contact to place a request. 


How do I get the textbooks I need for class?

To rent or buy textbooks, you need to visit the bookstore, located in B building inside the Crist Student Center. Some instructors place copies of their course textbooks on reserve in the library. If your instructor chooses to do this, you can borrow these items from the library's main desk. Checkout lengths are set by the instructor; most reserve items checkout for four hours of in-library use. 


Didn't find the answer to your question? Ask a Librarian!