Contact us for all your library resource needs during COVID-19, including entry into the library. We are still here to help!

Special Library Services

Spring 2020


  • Benner Books will be available. Identify the item you need in the catalog and email to email PLEASE include your current address in the notes field. We will mail items to you with instructions for return.
  • Questions about returns or renewals? Email email or 815-939-5354.

Articles & eBooks

  • All electronic resources continue to be available via
  • Interlibrary Loan will continue to provide items you do not find in our ONU databases. email
  • Trial or complementary eresources provided by various providers.
  • Summon eBook search box - As we prepare to move to a new search tool, our ebooks will no longer be searchable in our catalog. Go to our Ebook Collection page and type a search term in the box to find ebooks.


Use Ask a Librarian.

Faculty & Adjuncts

  • There are spaces in the library for video recording, and our staff will help with the process.
  • The library offers plenty of social distancing space if you need to use us as your office.
  • As always we are happy to help you identify resources to support your course work. eBook vendors and other publishers are being very generous.