The ICC Library provides a people-centered welcoming environment that offers access to outstanding resources and a knowledgeable staff to meet the evolving technological and informational needs of the college community.
About the ICC Library
The Illinois Central College (ICC) Library consists of three campus locations: East Peoria, Downtown, and Peoria. It serves the residents of all, or parts of, ten counties in Central Illinois: Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Bureau, Logan, Marshall, Livingston, McLean, Stark and Mason.
The ICC Library plays a key role in supporting the college faculty and students in their study and research.
Library services include:
- Reference support
- Instruction sessions
- Citation help
- Course reserves
- Interlibrary loan
- Scantron grading
- Copyright support
Various technology services are also available at the library including: printing, scanning, faxing and copying.
The ICC Library provides its customers with a rich and varied collection including print and electronic resources.
All library locations are computer hubs. The library has headphones, phone charging kits, tablets and laptops for check-out.
Reference services are provided by friendly and skilled librarians in-person, via phone, text message, and online through chat and email. The library also reaches out to the community with social media networks to facilitate communication with users while promoting our services.
The East Peoria library location was remodeled in 2015 to create better study areas and flow. As part of the renovation, the Learning Commons was created to host tutoring, instruction sessions and workshops. In 2017, the Peoria library location will move to its newly constructed home in the Student Resource Center.
The ICC library is a member of the Consortia of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). CARLI’s “138 member libraries–individually and collectively–are committed to meeting the information and research needs of their 650,000 students, faculty and staff.” The integrated library system, I-Share, serves over 80 institutions, including ICC.
Excellence in Academic Libraries Award
The ICC Library is the winner of the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. This award granted by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) recognizes “an outstanding community college, college, and university library each year. This award is to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution.”
The library continues to adapt and change to the information environment. The ICC Library began hosting the annual ForwardFocus Conference in 2012. This conference is unique as it is specifically designed for community college librarians.