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Library

Donnelley and Lee Library at Lake Forest

 

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
847-392-0100
500 North Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL

  • Search the catalog
  • 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.

Art Institute of Chicago
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
312-443-3666
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Hours
Directions

  • An Infopass is required to use the library (see Reference Desk at Donnelley and 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 freely include: 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

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
John M. Flaxman Library
312-899-5097
6th floor, 37 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago
Hours
Directions (one block north and one block west of the Art Institute)

  • Search the catalog.  I-Share library; Lake Forest College students and faculty may check books out here (College ID required).
  • The library has many specialized databases.
  • Specialized collections in video and film and fashion.

Center For Research Libraries (CRL)
800-621-6044
6050 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago

Directions

  • Search the catalog.  Request items via ILLiad and allow 4 working days for them to arrive at Donnelley and Lee Library.
  • Items may be viewed in the CRL Reading Room, but must be requested 2 days in advance.

Chicago History Museum
312-642-4600
Clark Street at North Avenue, Chicago
Research Center hours (which differ from the Museum hours)
Directions


Chicago Public Library (Harold Washington Library Center)
312-747-4100
400 South State Street, Chicago
Hours and branch locations

  • Search the catalog.  
  • List of databases
  • 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
  • Government 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.

Chicago State University
773-995-2235
Douglas Library
9501 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago
773-995-2235
Hours

  • Search the catalog. I-Share library; Lake Forest College students and faculty may check books out here (College ID required).
  • Extensive collection of government documents

College of Lake County
847-543-2071
John C. Murphy Memorial Library
19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL
Location and maps


Columbia College Library
312-344-7900
624 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Hours

  • Search the catalog. I-Share library; Lake Forest College students and faculty may check books out here (College ID required).


DePaul University Libraries
Locations & phone numbers
Hours

  • Search the catalog. I-Share library; Lake Forest College students and faculty may check books out here (College ID required).

Evanston Public Library
Main library: 847-866-0300
1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
Locations, hours, and maps  

  • EPL has archives of old print issues of popular magazines

Lake Forest Academy Library
847-615-3225
1500 West Kennedy Road, Lake Forest, IL
Catalog


Lake Forest (public) Library
847-234-0636
360 East Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL
Catalog

  • Lake Forest College students can check out books and videos from the public Lake Forest Library with a Lake Forest College ID card and government-issued photo ID.
  • Lake Forest College students may use the public library’s databases remotely once they have set up their library accounts.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Chicago Federal Records Center
773-948-9001
7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago

  • retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, from 1800 to the 1990s  

National-Louis University Library
1-800-443-5522 x3376
Hours & locations

  • Search the catalog. I-Share library; Lake Forest College students and faculty may check books out here (College ID required).
  • collection of education journals and some archives of popular journals on microfilm

Newberry Library
312-943-9090
60 West Walton Street, Chicago
Hours
Directions and map
Catalog

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
    school.
  • Research topics supported by the Newberry collections include Genealogy, Local History, and Western Americana.   

Northwestern University Library
847-491-7656
1935 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
Hours
Catalog 
Maps and directions
Library building maps

via Metra:

  1. take the Metra/Union Pacific North Line from Kenosha
  2. get off at Davis Street, Evanston
  3. make a left, heading east onto Davis Strett
  4. walk 3 blocks to Chicago Avenue and turn left (north)
  5. walk up Chicago Avenue to the campus and the library
  • All first-time visitors must register with a government-issued photo identification.  On subsequent visits, you will not need to re-register, but you will need one of these forms of identification.
  • Registered patrons will be given a barcode to use to enter the building which will expire at the end of the day’s public hours
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:30am-noon: The library is open to the public.  To use the library at other times you will need to visit the Donnelley and Lee Library first and ask for an Infopass.
  • To use online resources, go to the Information Desk with the barcode you were issued upon entry and ask for a guest NetID.
    This one-day pass will allow you to use all public computers except those in the Information Commons.
  • Purchase a copy card at the library to make copies or print.

See also:  Building Access and Guest NetID’s and Wireless Access


Poplar Creek Library
630-837-6800
490 South Bartlett Road, Streamwood, IL
Catalog 

  • Government Documents

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Boxer University Library
847-578-3000
3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL

Via car:

  1. From the Lake Forest College Campus, head West on Deerpath for 1 mile to Green Bay Road (first stop light past town).
  2. Turning right onto Green Bay, head North for 4 miles (cross 176 at 3 miles).
  3. 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.
  • 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.

Schaumburg Township District Library
847-923-3349
Central library: 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL  

  • large business & careers collection

University of Chicago Libraries
773-702-8740
Regenstein: 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago
Crerar Science Library: 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago
Hours
Directions
Campus map and parking locations (free after 4pm and weekends)

  • A courtesy library card is available at the Reference Desk of Donnelley & Lee Library to gain access to the University of Chicago Libraries and check out materials.
  • Alternately, you may get an Infopass to gain access to the library, but you will not be able to check out their materials.

See also: Access & Privileges (773-702-8782)


University of Illinois at Chicago
312-996-2716
Daley Library: 801 South Morgan, Chicago
Hours, directions, and maps

  • Search the catalog. I-Share library; Lake Forest College students and faculty may check books out here (College ID required).