COD is lucky to have an extensive print and online collection of resources collected for our community. While you are welcome to search our catalog or databases for specific information, we also have special collections located throughout our library.
The Library has an extensive collection of anatomical and biological models for our students. Models can be checked out at the lower floor circulation desk for use within the Library for up to two hours at a time.
The Library's Career and College Information Collection provides information on educational opportunities, occupational choices and job-seeking skills. This multimedia collection can assist you in planning for your educational, career and employment goals.
You can find this collection on the Library's upper floor.
The Library's English Language Learning Collection contains books, videos, and other physical items, as well as online resources. Our materials emphasize pronunciation, writing and grammar, and reading resources, among others.
Our physical English Language Learning Collection is located on the upper floor of the Library.
Our Juvenile Collection contains fiction, and non-fiction books and graphic novels intended for readers from Pre-K through Grade 8. It includes titles that have won such literary awards as the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, and Coretta Scott King Award.
The Juvenile Collection is located on the Library's upper floor.
The Library's Philanthropy Collection supports the information needs of nonprofit organizations located in DuPage County. We provide our patrons with free public access to grant-maker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management and several philanthropic databases.
The Philanthropy Collection is located on the upper floor of the Library.
The Library's Reference Collection contains overview materials, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, timelines, and drug references. These books are not available for check-out and may be used only within the Library. If you wish to copy a portion of a reference material, scanning and copying are available in Computing Support & Printing Services (lower level of the Library).
The reference collection is located on the lower level behind the main staircase.
The Library also has multiple popular collections available to our users:
All of these collections are located on the upper floor of the Library.