Collections & Requesting

LIBRARY CATALOG & Inter-Library Loan

SIC's Melba Patton Library houses almost 20,000 books, DVDs, music scores, archival materials, and more. The Library also offers access to over 12 million electronic materials and requestable items.
Start with the links below and to the side to find the books, DVDs, videos, music scores, and other items you need! If SIC doesn’t have the item that you want, one of our other 92 college and university libraries throughout Illinois should! When you find what you need, have it sent to SIC to pick up. Available books should arrive in 2-3 days.


You must have an SIC student ID and library card number. If you're unsure whether or not you have one, check your SIC student ID card or contact the Library.

Library Catalog & I-Share

Search materials from SIC's library and other libraries.


Search materials from all over the globe.


Search thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and electronic textbooks.


Films and Videos

Search thousands of feature films, documentaries, and video segments.