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Check out Materials

A library card is required to check out books. Library cards are also needed to reserve items. The loan period for most items is three weeks, with two renewals. For more information see the Borrowing Materials Policy.

Books checked out the library may be returned at the campus library or at any of the local SWAN libraries. Patrons can check their library record through MY ACCOUNT. You can also check on holds, renew books and update their library record.

SWAN Online Catalog

Use the SWAN catalog to find books, ebooks, and audiovisual materials the Prairie State College Library owns. You can also browse and request materials from over 70 local libraries.

I-SHARE Catalog

Use I-Share to search for library materials in Illinois. You can request materials from any I-SHARE library using the Request a Book Form.


Use WORLDCAT to search for library materials in the United States. You can request materials from any I-SHARE library using the Request a Book Form.


Use OverDrive to browse and check out the library's collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks, both fiction and non-fiction. You can then read or listen to any of these titles on your computer or suported mobile device.

Ebooks on EBSCOhost

Ebooks on EBSCOhost provides you with frontlist titles from the world's leading publishers to complement any library collection need. Users can access the full text of ebooks from their computer, or can download titles to most popular portable devices.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Fully searchable across all files. A list of sources included in our subscription is available.