library is a resource for research, assigned projects and independent
study. It provides the resources, services, and facilities necessary
to support the curriculum of the College.
8:30 am to 4:30 pm - Monday through
8:30 am to 4:00
pm - Friday
Closed - Saturday and Sunday
Use the Library?
Anyone is welcome to use the library resources. However, only
students, staff and faculty at Lexinington College can check
Library Frequently Asked
May be found by clicking
Students at Lexington College have access to over 3000 books.
Books circulate for a period of two weeks with options for
renewal. Only three books may be checked out at a time. A
fine will be assessed for all overdue, damaged or lost books.
Overdue fines are 25 cents per book/per day. "Reference"
and "Reserve" books and all periodicals are for
IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY.
The library subscribes to more than twenty hospitality related
periodicals and trade newspapers that provide current information
about the hospitality industry. Click
for a complete listing of Periodicals.
Lexington's library has access to OCLC First Search. FirstSearch gives Lexington Library users instant
online access to fifteen databases, Link to list of FirstSearch
Databases eight of which contain online full text articles
on a wide range of subject areas. Click for a complete listing
of available databases.
The librarian is available to answer questions, instruct in
database and/or Internet searching or guide you to the best
resources in print.
Find-it Illinois - virtual reference service for the State
Lexington College has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with
the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). With a valid
Lexington College ID, students, staff, and faculty may borrow
books and any other regularly circulating items from the general
collections at the UIC libraries. Students may search the
UIC collection online from the Lexington Library.
Lexington College has access to Interlibrary Loan Services
throughout Illinois. If Lexington does not have a desired
book or periodical, a student may fill out a Search Request
Form provided by the librarian and request the Librarian to
perform electronic database searches to locate the needed
material and request shipment from its home library.
Computers are available at the library for research and assignments.
American Library Association (ALA); Illinois Library Association
(ILA); Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL);
Reference and User Services Association ( RUSA); Special Library
Association (SLA); Metropolitan Library System (MLS); Chicago
Area Solo Librarians (CASL)
(Citizens' Library of Illinois – Comprehensive
Additional Online Resources may be found