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Estelle M. Black Library

Resources of over 90,000 book volumes, 650 periodical titles, access to the materials of an additional 90 Illinois academic libraries, and services of dedicated information specialists —all strengthen the mission of Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College which is to support lifelong learning by serving the information needs of students, faculty, staff and community members of our college district. The library has spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby! Electronic resources include databases, eBooks, and streaming video. The Library Bill of Rights guides our service.  

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Streaming Videos

Academic Video Online includes more than 62,000 streaming videos in a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more, including documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc. Channels include Sony Pictures Classics, CNN, Broadway HD, and subject categories. Kanopy streaming video offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language films, and training videos.

RVC students, faculty, and staff can now request items from 90 other academic libraries in Illinois, directly from the library catalog.

I-Share

The Rock Valley College Library has joined I-Share! RVC students, faculty, and staff can now request items from 90 other academic libraries in Illinois, directly from the library catalog. Use our New VUFind library catalog, under the Library Catalog menu, to use this new service. Login with your student or employee ID number and last name in order to place a request.  I-Share user's guide.

Like to know what's new in the RVC Library? Click the link to see a list of our new books and other formats of materials. The list is updated daily, so check back often!

New Books

Like to know what's new in the RVC Library? View a list of our new books and other formats of materials. The list is updated daily, so check back often!