Frequently Asked Questions:


How do I find the library's databases/online resources?

When students are in the portal look for the three lines Menu in the left top corner of the screen. Hover over this to open then click Library. From this drop down choose databases. Then click the link for the A-Z Databases List. 

Or go directly to the databases here - Sandburg Library A-Z Database List


How do I find a book?

Visit our online catalog to browse our print and electronic book collections. See our Catalogs & Interlibrary Loan page for a brief walk through of how to search the catalog to find items in our physical library. For assistance with ebooks, see our eBooks Library Guide. For general questions and assistance, please reach out to library staff at or 309.341.5257.


How do I get help with research if I am not able to come to campus?

Students can schedule virtual appointments with the Librarian during regular library hours by contacting Marla Turgeon at They can also submit questions to the Librarian outside of library hours via the same contact information or through our Ask a Librarian form.

Other resources for assistance with research off-campus include our Library Guides - online help guides for research, citations, academic honesty, and more


How do I schedule time in the Light Board, One Button, Virtual Reality, or Podcast Studios?

For questions about using the One Button Studio on Main Campus, visit the FTLC in room E 233A.
For questions about the Branch Campus One Button Studio, ask in the library, Room 4. 


How do I get a book, video, or article that Sandburg Library or I-Share don't have?

Please contact to place a request. 


How do I get the textbooks I need for class?

To rent or buy textbooks, you need to visit the bookstore, located in B building. Some instructors place copies of their course textbooks on reserve in the library. If your instructor chooses to do this, you can borrow these items from the library's main desk. Checkout lengths are set by the instructor; most reserve items checkout for 4 hours of in-library use. 


Didn't find the answer to your question? Ask A Librarian!