Need some in-person help in the Library? Take a look at your options below for what and who can help.
Not sure where to go in the Library to find these desks? Take a look at the Library maps for the upper and lower library floors, or ask anyone seated at a service desk, and you'll be directed to the right spot.
Have questions about finding, evaluating, or citing information? The reference desks, located on both floors of the Library, will help you with all of your research-related or general questions. You can ask for research-related help in the following ways:
Walk in to the Library: there are always reference librarians on duty.
Check out calculators, headphones, and phone chargers
Check out a Study Room Key
Answer questions about resource sharing or interlibrary loan.
There is a circulation desk on each floor of the Library, and you can also call at 630-942-2106.
The Library Media Lab is a space where students can create, explore, and learn, using various types types of technology, and is open to all COD students. Not only will they help you to figure out what technology to request, they also will help you learn to operate it or use the software required to edit your finished project.
You can do the following at the Media Lab:
Borrow different types of technology, including cameras, recorders, and green screens
Use technology in-house, such as photo scanners and printers, a green screen room, and a quiet recording studio
Use Adobe software to edit your creative project
The Media Lab is located on the Library's lower floor.
Check out the Media Lab home page, where you can reserve equipment, book a workstation, and learn about the different types of technology offered.
Troubleshooting computer software and Wi-Fi connection
Checking out student laptops for in-library use
Audio / Video connections in group study rooms
Trying to learn more about the history of COD via text, images, or other collected files? Our Library Archive has you covered. You are welcome to make an appointment with our archivist via email (linked on this page) or by calling (630) 942-3720.
The Library Archive is located on the upper floor of the Library.