Get your library card activated!

Need to have your information on the go?  Want to get a head start on your research?  Then you need to have your library card!

Bring your Student Picture ID to the library to have the barcode on the back activated.  Student IDs can be obtained from the Student Life Office.

Library cards, once activated, expire when your Student ID expires

Please contact the Circulation Desk at 847-214-7337 or if you have questions or to activate your card remotely.

Welcome back, students!

We are so glad to see you!  Come to the library to activate your student ID, find a good movie or book, use the computers, get help with your research, or to find a quiet place to relax.Here’s to a great semester!

ECC Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

flickr-7015265357-hdThe library will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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ECC Library Spring Semester Hours announced



The library will be open for Spring Semester for the following hours beginning January 17:


Monday-Thursday          7:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday                                  7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday                             9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

We are closed the following holidays:
Jan. 16
Feb. 20
Mar. 27- Apr. 2 (Spring Recess)

Remember that you can use our online resources 24/7 with your activated library card. Contact the Circulation Desk at 847-214-7337 or to activate your card.

For Faculty: Faculty Services @ECC Library

facultyAs we get ready to start a new semester (already!), please take a look at all the ways the library can support you and can help your students achieve success!  Check out our Faculty Services menu, which lists descriptions of our services (face-to face or online), and provides online forms for your convenience.

If you have questions, please email or call 847-214-7354 to speak with a librarian about how we can best assist you.

Happy New Year 2017!

The ECC Library reopens for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. hours on January 3rd.  We look forward to seeing you when the Spring Semester begins on January 17!happy-new-year-2017

Holiday Recess, December 16-January 16, 2017


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Hours for the library during Holiday Recess are as follows:

December 16 7:45 AM-5:00 PM
December 19-December 21, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
January 3 – January 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 12, 2017 (Convocation) 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday, January 13, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 22, 2016- Monday, January 2, 2017 &
January 14-January 16, 2017
Also closed Saturdays & Sundays December 17-January 15

Semester hours resume at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17.

Remember that many of our online resources are available to you 24/7 by having your Student ID/Library Card updated through our Circulation Desk.  Please contact 847-214-7337 or before 5:00 p.m on December 21st to update your card. Contact our Reference Desk for other questions.

Have a happy and safe Holiday Season!