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Information Commons - Library: INTERLIBRARY LOAN

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:

Illinois State Library Links

Reciprocal Borrowing

St. Augustine College has a special reciprocal borrowing agreement that allows all currently enrolled SAC students and full-time faculty and staff to borrow books from, and use the libraries at, Loyola University Chicago! There are two locations: one in Rogers Park at 6501 N. Kenmore Ave and one near Water Tower Place at 25 E. Pearson St. See the attached document for details about visiting the libraries, how to sign up for borrowing privileges, loan periods, and more.

Interlibrary Loan

Looking for a physical book? Trying to access an article not available through St. Augustine College Library? You can place a request to have a book sent from another library or for an article to be scanned and delivered free of charge using interlibrary loan. Email to place your request.

Need Help?

Have questions? Need help with research? The St. Augustine College Library is here to help!