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Information Commons - Library: OTHER LIBRARIES / Otras Bibliotecas

About Interlibrary Loan and Reciprocal Borrowing

"Interlibrary Loan" is a cooperative process of borrowing books and journals from other libraries on request.  Contact the SAC librarian to obtain library materials for you. Interlibrary loan requests may take two weeks or more to arrive.  

"Reciprocal Borrowing" is a procedure that allows library users to check out materials directly from another library.  Not all libraries permit anyone except their own registered students, faculty, and residents to borrow materials.  Contact the SAC librarian for assistance.

Illinois State Library Links

Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library (CPL), including the main Harold Washington Library and 70 branch libraries, is one of the largest public libraries in the United States, and is open for anyone to use.  Residents of the City of Chicago may check out books and other library materials by showing their CPL Library Card.

Chicago Public Library web site:
Branch library locations:    

Illinois Public Libraries

Search by city or town for locations of all 833 public libraries in Illinois.  Residents with a library card from Chicago or any Illinois community are welcome to use all public libraries across Illinois.  Borrowing privilieges may be available; check with the lending library. 

Illinois Public Libraries:

CARLI & I-Share Academic Libraries

St. Augustine College Library is an Affiliate Member of CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois).  Illinois college and university libraries share resources with other CARLI members.  I-Share is the online catalog shared by 76 colleges and universities. 

CARLI member libraries:    
To search the I-Share catalog:

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Our Mission

The Mission of St. Augustine College Library is to provide essential and high-quality instructional support materials, facilities, and services to the students, faculty, and staff of St. Augustine across all programs. Developing in our community members the informational literacy skills necessary to achieve their educational goals, to acquire and utilize information, and to empower them to become successful lifelong learners. The library supports an environment of free and critical thought to realize the goals of a bilingual, metropolitan, and multicultural college.


With this mission the library assists St. Augustine College in fulfilling its mission, by directly supporting the accessibility of education to a diverse student population, while maintaining a focus on those of Hispanic descent; to strengthen ethnic identity; to reinforce cultural interaction; and to build a bridge to fill cultural, educational, and socioeconomic gaps.