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Kaskaskia College Library

Top Ten Things Patrons Should Know

1.       Your Kaskaskia College photo ID card is your Library Card. You have to activate it first at the library circulation desk.   Once activated, your new Library Card  enables you check books and materials out from the Kaskaskia College Library. It also enables you to check books and materials out from off campus, placing holds electronically through our electronic card catalog ( SILNET ). and  WorldCat  . You can also use your card on our worldwide network electronic card catalog WorldCat  .

2.     WorldCat can help you! You can also use your card on our worldwide network electronic card catalog  WorldCat  . This card catalog not only gives you books in our library and the library system but also allows you to view what is available throughout the United States and throughout the world. It will also give bibliographical information of journal articles.

3.     Access the online Library resources (electronic databases) by using the library’s “Off Campus Access” databases. Go to  Electronic Subscriptions for instructions.

4.     If we don’t have a book or journal article that you need, you can get it through Interlibrary loan. Articles are often delivered electronically to your desktop in about three working days. Books can take a week or more. Request the items using our  Materials Request Form .

5.      SILNET and  WorldCat  local is the Kaskaskia College Library’s catalog. Use these sites to find books. To find articles in full text use an article database in the  Electronic Subscriptions  area instead.

6.     Looking for the books or older journals? The book collection and older journals are located at the north and northeast portion of the Library.

7.     Wireless laptops with Microsoft Office can be checked out for use within the library. Ask at the circulation desk.

8.     Headphones and calculators can be checked out for room use only at the Circulation Desk.

9.     Instructor Reserve Material can be checked out at the Library Circulation Desk.

10.     Circulation Desk Help! If you have a question about anything, the librarians behind the desk are there to help you.

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