Using Other Local Libraries
- (847) 392-0100
- 500 North Dunton Avenue
- Arlington Heights, IL
- AHPL has an extensive audio visual collection.
- To check out up to 6 items including 2 non-print, you must have a local, public library card and a picture ID.
- Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
- (312) 443-3666
- 111 South Michigan Ave., Chicago
- By car: Driving and Parking
- The train:
Take the Metra to the Canal St. station. Exit the station onto Madison Ave., and turn left or east. Walk about 11 blocks or 1 mile to Michigan Ave. Turn right or south, and walk about 6 blocks to the Art Institute.
- An Infopass is required to use the Library (see Reference Desk at Donnelley & Lee Library).
- Most materials must be requested for viewing using a "call slip."
- Use the Ryerson Online Catalog to determine which items you want to request and to get their call numbers.
- Materials kept in the Reading Room on open shelves that may be used
- Books with OPEN SHELF or INDEXES as a Location
- Current issues of periodicals identified by the Location DISPLAY SHELVES
- Search for provenance by painter or sculptor
John M. Flaxman Library
6th floor, 37 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago
The Library is one block north and one block west of the Art Institute.
Directions: from the train
Search SAIC, an I‑Share library.
Flaxman Library has many specialized databases. View videos from the SAI's extensive film collection at the Flaxman Library
Flaxman has a special collection on fashion
- (800) 621-6044
- 6050 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago
Requested books via ILL should be here in about 4 working days.
Books and other items may be viewed in the CRL Reading Room, however,
they must be requested 2 days in advance.
- Clark Street at North Avenue, Chicago
- Research Center hours (which differ from the Museum hours)
Be prepared to register and check belongings prior to gaining access
to the collections (laptops are permitted).
The online catalog includes links to other finding aids.
hours and branch locations
400 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Municipal Reference Desk (questions about the city of Chicago): (312) 747-4526
Financial and business information is available on the 4th floor. (312) 747-4400
Documents are on the 5th floor. (312) 747-4500
CPL holds 100% of Government Documents.
If you have a card from any local Reciprocal Borrowing Library (including Lake Forest College) and one other piece of identification, you may obtain a Chicago Public Library card with which you may check out books.
List of available databases while in the Chicago Public Library
(95th and King Drive)
an I‑Share library
a source for government documents
John C. Murphy Memorial Library
19351 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL
Location and maps
Lake Forest College students, faculty, and staff may use the Non-I‑Share
Book Request form to request videos and other media from the College
of Lake County via Interlibrary Loan.
Enter the building and walk to the back to the Library entrance.
Reference is on the 2nd floor.
an I‑Share library
Loop Reference Desk:
1 East Jackson Blvd, 10th floor, Chicago, IL 60604
an I‑Share library
1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201
FAX: (847) 866-0313
Locations, hours, and maps
EPL has archives of old print issues of popular magazines
360 East Deerpath, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Any Lake Forest College Student can check out books and videos from
the public Lake Forest Library with a Lake Forest College ID card.
However, no materials may be checked out from the public Library after April 1st until the new fall semester begins.
Great Lakes Region (Chicago)
7358 South Pulaski Road
--has retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, from 1800 to the 1990's
—has collection of education journals and
some archives of popular journals on microfilm.
5202 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300, Skokie, IL 60077 (new branch library June 2006)
60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610-3305
directions and map
When you arrive at the Newberry:
- you will need to put any outer garments, umbrellas, newspapers, food, briefcases, backpacks, large handbags, and other personal belongings in a locker on the 1st floor. (You need a quarter to rent a locker, but your quarter is refunded when you leave.)
- You can bring in some notes, pens/pencils, digital camera, and a laptop. (See their Digital Camera and other Reading Room Policies.)
- You might also want to bring a sweater-- sometimes the reading rooms are a bit chilly.
- You will need to go to the 3rd floor to get your library card-- bring a valid photo ID with a current address (driver's license is perfect) in order to get a 1-year card.
- Readers must be at least 16 years old or a junior in high
Research topics supported by the Newberry collections include Genealogy, Local History, and Western Americana.
1935 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
1. take the Metra/Union Pacific North Line from Kenosha
2. get off at Davis St, Evanston
3. make a left, heading east onto Davis St
4. walk 3 blocks to Chicago Ave and turn left (north)
5. Walk up Chicago Ave to the campus and the Library
Maps and directions
Library building maps
Get an Infopass from Lake Forest Donnelley & Lee Library Reference desk to gain admittance after 5 or on weekends unless you are only going to view Government Documents.
To use online resources, go to the Information Desk, show a picture ID, and ask for a guest ID.
This one-day pass will allow you to use computers in the Reference Room or the Periodicals Room, but not in the Information Commons.
Purchase a copy card at the library to make copies or print.
Other libraries and collections at Northwestern:
490 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
Boxer University Library
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, Illinois 60064-3095
- From the Lake Forest College Campus, head West on Deerpath for 1 mile to Greenbay Road (first stop light past town).
- Turning right onto Greenbay, head North for 4 miles (cross 176 at 3 miles).
- Passing the front of the campus, turn into the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science at the second set of purple signs to the North entrance.
You can view a list of journals available at the Rosalind Franklin University (last updated 2008)
online before you go to the school, since computers and network at Rosland Franklin are password protected..
Some journals may only be available online, and therefore only available to Rosalind Franklin students.
At the Rosalind Franklin Library:
Be sure to do all online research before going to the Rosalind Franklin Library. The computers there are password protected.
Enter via the North entrance. The security guard will buzz you in after which you will need to sign-in using Lake Forest College as your "designation."
Purchase a Smart Card from the machine to your right ($2 for the card + 8 copies; 17 copies per dollar thereafter). The machine is opposite the circulation desk.
Go up the stairs to the left of the security guard, then straight ahead to the library.
All STDL branches: (847) 985-4000
130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
From STDL's FAQ's:
"STDL honors all valid public library cards from any library within the United States and Canada. Two forms of identification including name and address are required for individuals from other libraries, along with their valid library card."From STDL's old webpage:
"...business collection is the largest...in a public library in the suburbs of Chicago. All reference librarians on duty are professionally trained to assist with business questions. They also handle short, factual questions on the telephone...."
Includes "an expanding international section."
Business databases available at STDL:
American Business Directory
Dun's Business Locator
There is also some metered parking on the street across from the library.
There is one set of library cards available at the Reference Desk of Donnelley & Lee Library of Lake Forest College to gain access to the University of Chicago Libraries and check out their materials. These cards may be signed out on an overnight basis.
Alternately, you may get an Infopass to gain access to the library, but you will not be able to check out their materials.
According to the Office of Access and Privileges (773-702-8782):
"An Infopass can only be used if the UC library has a specific book that is not available at any other library within a 60 mile radius."
For Extended Research...
If approved, you may purchase 7 consecutive days of access for $15 or quarterly access for $75. Once on campus, you will need to provide proof of registration and a photo ID at the ID & Privileges Office.