How do I locate a book in the library?
Books are organized by the Dewey Decimal System and are found
in the card catalog. The card catalog is arranged by author/title/subject
drawers. All circulating books are found on the open stacks.
How do I locate a journal in the library?
Current periodicals and trade newspapers are found in the
periodical section. A list of periodicals is located in this
area or click here for listing of Periodicals. Link to periodical
How do I find reserve material for my class?
Reserve articles, books, videos or CDs are kept in the Librarian's
office and are available for use in the library only. Print
materials may be photocopied.
What if the library does not have the material I need?
Lexington College has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with
the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). With a valid
Lexington College ID, students, faculty and staff may borrow
books and any of the regularly circulating items from the
general collections at the UIC libraries. Students may search
the UIC collections online from the Lexington Library.
Lexington College also can obtain most materials through interlibrary
loan. That means we ask other libraries throughout the state
and possibly the country to loan the material to us. This
process can take several weeks to receive the items, so please
allow enough time. Requests for interlibrary loan materials
can be made through the librarian. Loan period is usually
3-4 weeks and items must be returned promptly on the due date
to allow for shipment back to the home library.