Category Archives: Announcement

To announce closures or other pertinent items.

Library Hours during the holiday recess: December 18-January 15


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Hours for the library during Holiday Recess are as follows:

December 18-December 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
January 2 – January 10, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 11, 2018 (Convocation) 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday, January 12, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday, December 22, 2017- Monday, January 1, 2018 &
January 13-January 15, 2018
Also closed Saturdays & Sundays December 16-January 14

Semester hours resume at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

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!


Library open during Pancake Dinner


Plan your study session or finish up your research paper at the ECC Library (Building C) on December  4 and get a bonus–free pancakes! The library is also open until 10:00 p.m.

When you need a break, enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, and coffee dinner from 8-10 p.m. in the Jobe Lounge (Building B), sponsored by the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Student Development.

Building B and the F Building Computer labs will also be open until 10 p.m.

Thanksgiving Hours for ECC Library


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The library hours for the week of November 20-26 will be as follows:

Monday & Tuesday, November 20 & November 21:
7:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Closed: Thursday, November 23-Sunday, November 26

The library will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, November 27.

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 November 22nd to update your card. Contact our Reference Desk for other questions.

FREE for you: New York Times Digital Edition!

Good news! The library has a brand new subscription to the New York Times digital edition This is the web version of the New York Times, rather than a database version. It includes full access to all articles dating back to 1851 right from a mobile device or a computer. You can register to have free, personal access through this new subscription.  Here are the steps:

  • Using a or email account, create a personal account for full access to NYT from 1851-present.
  • Account registration works best in a Chrome browser.
  • You only need to register at this link once. After that, you can go directly to and login with your personal account.

Access to the New York Times in text form for student research is still available through the library’s newspaper databases.

–Written by Marge Schildknecht, Public Services Librarian

October is National Cyber Security Month!

The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.–Department of Homeland Security

Ways to get involved:

Go here to participate in community efforts such as recognizing human trafficking, terrorism and other crime, becoming prepared for an emergency, and more.

Participate and follow social media:

Also try the hashtags #CyberSecurity and #CyberAware on Twitter.

At the library:

  • We created a research guide on Cyber Security that will link you to books, databases, and the latest news.
  • Here are items we have in our print collection.
  • Ebook Central contains some works on cyber security and other cyber crimes such as identity theft.
Maria2016(2)–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

Ebrary is now called Ebook Central

Looking for Ebrary? Ebrary has changed its name to Ebook Central!

With Ebook Central, you have the same links, resources, and functionality as with Ebrary.

Check out the video below on how to use Ebook Central. Ask a librarian if you need assistance in using this resource, or if you have any questions.

Library closed for Labor Day Weekend



Labor day

The library will be closed for Labor Day Weekend from Saturday, September 2-Monday, September 4.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:45 a.m.

Remember that most of the library‘s online resources are accessible 24/7 with a current student ID/library card, so make sure to have your card up to date by calling 847-214-7337 or emailing us at Enjoy the long weekend!

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