Rock Valley College
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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.  

 
 
While the physical library is closed, remote services for students, faculty, and staff remain open. Services include research help via chat and email, research databases, ebooks, and LibGuides.

Library Remote Services

While use of the physical library is available by appointment only, an abundance of remote services for students, faculty, and staff are available. Services include research help via chat and email, research databases, ebooks, and LibGuides. List of ebook collections.

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

NEW!! I-Share

The Rock Valley College Library has a new online catalog system! You can use it to search for all types of materials: books, videos, articles, and more, in both digital and print formats. RVC students, faculty, and staff can request items from 88 other academic libraries in Illinois through I-Share.

Chronicle of Higher Education News Articles

Streaming Videos

Find thousands of streaming videos in Academic Video Online, Kanopy, Docuseek, and more.

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? Check out a selection of our new books and ebooks.