The LRC is a cooperating member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, which provides access to the catalogs of 425 full member libraries through SHARE (Sharing Heartland's Available Resources Equally) and well over 10 million records. We are now the largest multi-type library automation consortium in the country.

You can search the I'll Share It catalog in a number of ways including using keywords from the title or subject, as well as the more traditional author, title, or subject approach. Any member of the LRC staff can show you how to use the catalog and can help you locate materials; please ask for assistance when needed. Materials requested from other libraries are called interlibrary loans. Allow 3-7 days to receive materials from other libraries. A library card is required for checkout and placing holds.

The books in the RLC library are split into several collections. Book collections in the Rend Lake College Learning Resource Center are listed in the chart below which also shows where each collection is located and checkout limitations.

Children's Children's Library Two week checkout
Fiction LRC stacks Two week checkout
Media - audiobooks, CDs, DVDs LRC stacks Two week checkout
Non-Fiction LRC stacks Two week checkout
Periodicals LRC stacks Do not circulate
Reference LRC stacks Do not circulate
Reserves LRC Office Circulation varies
Story Time Kits LRC archives Two week checkout
Young Adult LRC stacks Two week checkout

Provides access to the resources of 85 Illinois libraries belonging to CARLI. RLC library staff must make requests for patrons.

Provides access to resources within library catalogs worldwide. RLC library staff must make requests for patrons.