circulation

Circulation Desk (Lower Level)

Service Area
Lower Level

The main circulation desk is located adjacent to the lower level library entrance and offers the following services:

  • Library cards
  • Library account management
    • Account renewals
    • Account updates (e.g. address changes)
    • Fine payments
  • Checkouts and returns
  • Self-checkout
  • AV materials: including digital cameras and camcorders. For a full list of available AV materials and associated checkout policies, see our Technology for Checkout page
  • Headphones
  • Anatomical models
  • Lost and Found
  • Course reserves
  • Circulation books/videos
Lower level circulation desk

Circulation Desk (Upper Level)

Service Area
Upper Level

The upper level circulation desk is located adjacent to the upper level library entrance and offers the following services:

  • Library cards
  • Library account management
    • Account renewals
    • Account updates (e.g. address changes)
  • Preloaded print cards (credit and debit only)
  • Checkouts and returns
  • Headphones
  • Group study room checkouts
  • Computer adaptors for group study room monitors
Upper level circulation desk

Technology for Checkout

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Visit the Library's Media Lab for advanced multimedia technology

Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be taken.

Audio Equipment

Audiocassette Player

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  • AC/DC power sources (4 D-cell batteries not included)
  • Built-in microphone
  • Must provide own cassette/batteries
  • Three day checkout
  • $2.00/day overdue fee
Headphones

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  • In-Library use only
  • Three hour checkout
  • $1.00/hour overdue fee
  • Renewable
  • Junction box available for multiple listeners

Computer Equipment

Laptop computer

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  • Pick up and return to the Computer Support and Printing Services Desk
  • Both library card and photo ID must be presented
  • In-library use only
  • 3 hour checkout
  • $10.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Includes power brick
Adapter cables

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  • In-library use only
  • 2 hour checkout
  • $1.00/hour overdue fee
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  • Mini DVI to VGA
  • Thunderbolt to VGA
  • 30-pin to VGA
  • Lightning to VGA
  • VGA to HDMI convertors
  • 4 in 1 Charger/Adapter
Half-QWERTY keyboard

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  • In-library use only
  • 2 hour checkout
  • $1.00/hour overdue fee
  • Enables one-handed typing on computer equipment

Video Equipment

Portable VHS Player
  • Three day checkout
  • $2.00/day overdue fee

Miscellaneous Equipment

Calculators

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  • Available in graphic, scientific, and talking versions
  • Three day checkout
  • One three day renewal
  • $2.00/day overdue fee

Technology for Checkout

Bookings for DVDs/videocassettes or equipment may be made by e-mailing [email protected] or calling (630) 942-2106.
DVD or VHS Bookings

DVDs or videocassettes may be booked for pickup at the lower level Circulation Desk in the Library. Media will be checked out in advance for easy pickup and may be returned to any Library book drop location. Please specifiy the dates for pick-up and return. Materials for West Campus instructors may be picked up in TEC 1061.

Equipment Bookings

When booking equipment, be sure to specify what you will need, the room where you would like delivery, the date needed, and the beginning and ending times for the class.

Please allow two working days notice for equipment delivery. Weekend and Monday booking orders should be placed by the previous Friday. Bookings with short term notice will be completed when possible. E-mail requests will receive a confirmation.

Audio Equipment

Audiocassette Player/Recorder

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  • AC/DC power sources (4 D-cell batteries not included)
  • Built-in microphone
  • Cassettes not included

Compact Disc Player

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  • Single or five-disc units available
  • Stereo AM/FM receiver
  • Includes amplifier and speakers

Compact Disc Player/Boom Box

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  • AC/DC power sources (6 D-cell batteries not included)
  • Stereo AM/FM receiver
  • Cassette player
  • Headphone jack
  • Library pickup only

Compact Disc Player for ESL

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  • Includes cassette player and pitch control
  • Speed control
  • Built-in microphone
  • Five headphones jacks
  • Internal speakers

Dual Deck Cassette Player

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  • Includes amplifier and speakers
  • Stereo AM/FM receiver
  • Recording function
  • Cassettes not included

Podium with Microphone

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  • Attached microphone (not designed for mobility)
  • Can be used as a projection unit for wireless microphones
  • College of DuPage nameplate logo

Public Address System
  • Can be used on a table top
  • Includes amplifier and attached microphone
  • Uses 9 volt batteries (not included)
  • Portable units must be picked up at the Library
Snowball/USB Microphone

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  • Use with PC/Mac/laptop
  • Records sound to laptop
  • Includes USB cable, tripod stand, and instruction book
  • Library pickup only

Voice Recorder

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  • Small hand held recorder with various recording modes
  • Uses one AAA battery (not included)
  • Includes USB cable and instruction booklet
  • Library pickup only

Wireless Lapel Microphone

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  • Requires an external projection source
  • Includes lapel mic and hand held microphone
  • User must know how to set up
  • Library pickup only

Computer Equipment

Computer Video Projector (CVP)

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  • Available for on-campus use (on a cart) or portable use (in a case)
  • Used with laptop to project onto a screen
  • Includes VGA cable to connect to laptop
  • Portable units must be picked up at the Library

Laptop Computer

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  • Available for two week checkouts
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2013, Windows 7
  • Web cam
  • Includes power supply as well as Broadband (DSL) and dial-up cables
  • Library pickup only

Wireless presentation remote

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  • USB transmitter receiver connects to laptop
  • Laser pointer built into remote
  • Library pickup only

Video & Projection Equipment

Canon HD Camcorder

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  • Video and photo options
  • Battery pack
  • USB Cable
  • High Speed HDMI cable
  • Must provide your own SD card

Document Camera

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  • Projects printed materials onto a screen
  • Requires a video projector to project image

Flat Screen Monitor

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  • Available with DVD, VHS and Blu-Ray players
  • CRT monitor
  • Or a video projector

Overhead Projector

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  • The traditional unit used for projecting transparencies
  • Not to be confused with a computer video projector permanently mounted to the ceiling in a classroom

Portable DVD Player

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  • Best used for preview purposes
  • Includes remote/power supply/instructions
  • Library pickup only

PAL Format - Portable DVD Player

  • PAL is a format used for DVD's in Europe and parts of Asia
  • Includes remote, A/V cords and instructions
  • Library pickup only
Slide Projector

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  • Available for on-campus use (on a cart) or portable use (in a case)
  • Carousel slide tray available for use with slides
  • Portable units must be picked up at the Library

VHS Player

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  • Available with a flat-screen monitor, a CRT monitor, or a video projector
  • Portable units must be picked up at the Library

Miscellaneous Equipment

Button Machine

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White Boards

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  • To display group notes
  • Markers and an eraser provided
  • Fragile, may only be delivered on Main Campus
  • Available for delivery or pickup at the Library

Easels

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  • To display signs
  • Available for delivery or pickup at the Library

Flip Charts

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  • Hold pads of paper
  • Markers not included
  • Available for delivery or pickup at the Library

iClickers

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  • Available in sets of 20, 26, 30, or 50
  • Library pick up only
  • Semester check-out available based on demand
  • Users may need to replace batteries, especially during longer checkouts

 

 

Laser Pointer

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  • Library pickup only
Multiple Outlet Strips & Extension Cords

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  • Library pickup only

Screen
  • Used with projection equipment
Tripod

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  • For mounting camera equipment
  • Library pickup only

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Technology for Checkout

Technology tools are free to check out for COD students, faculty and staff. All you need is a COD Library card.

Equipment Lending Policy

  1. You must be a currently enrolled COD student, faculty, or staff member to check out equipment and accessories.
  2. You must present a Library card, faculty/staff ID, or a valid photo ID each time you wish to check out any of the equipment.
  3. Students checking out laptops must also present a photo ID along with their Library card. No exceptions will be made to this rule.
  4. Students must sign a Loan Agreement form before checking out a laptop to ensure responsibility for these items is understood. Stolen, lost, or damaged items will result in a replacement charge equal to the cost of the item, plus a processing fee of $50. Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for the safety and security of the item while it is in their possession.
  5. Items must be returned to a staff member during the Library's open hours. Under no circumstances should items be dropped in book drops, as this can cause damage to the equipment. Items should also be left with a staff member and not simply set down on the Circulation desk. You are responsible for the item until it is checked in by a staff member.
  6. When the item is due back, be sure to return all of the cords, cables, chargers and cases that came with the equipment you checked out. The equipment will not be checked in until all pieces are present. Students will be responsible for any overdue fines incurred at $10 per hour, until the return is complete.
  7. Upon return, Library staff will inspect equipment to make sure all pieces are present and in good working order. Please allow a few minutes for the return inspection.
Guard your privacy when using loaner equipment!

Do not save any passwords on the Library's technology equipment. Before returning the equipment, log out of any applications or accounts you've logged into and clear all passwords and documents.

Technology for Faculty

Technology for Students

Loan Periods & Fines

Below are the checkout periods and fines for various materials available the the COD Library:

  1. Students
  2. Faculty & Staff
  3. District Residents
  4. Emeritus Employees
Students
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
Videos/Multimedia
(Library and I-Share)
14 days No renewals N/A N/A N/A
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals N/A $0.25/day $10
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 N/A $10
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Varies Varies N/A $1/hour; $10/day $50
Laptops 3 hours 3 hours
(if available)
N/A $10/hour $50
Group Study Rooms 2 hours 2 hours
(if available)
N/A $3/hour; $10/day $50
Faculty & Staff
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3
(FT Faculty may have 6 renewals)
N/A N/A
Videos/Multimedia
(Library and I-Share)
14 days No renewals N/A N/A N/A
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals N/A $0.25/day $10
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 N/A N/A
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Varies Varies N/A $1/hour; $10/day $50
Laptops 28 days N/A N/A N/A N/A
Group Study Rooms 2 hours 2 hours
(if available)
N/A $3/hour; $10/day $50
District Residents
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
I-Share Books Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A N/A N/A
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals N/A $0.25/day $10
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 N/A $10
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laptops Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Group Study Rooms Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Emeritus Employees
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 6 N/A N/A
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A N/A N/A
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals N/A $0.25/day $10
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 N/A $10
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laptops Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Group Study Rooms Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A

  • Billed items: For items that are more than 28 days overdue, patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a nonrefundable $20 processing fee ($50 nonrefundable processing fee for reserves and equipment).
  • Payment of fees: Library fines and fees may be paid in person at the Circulation Desk using cash, check, or credit/debit cards. Credit/debit card payments may be paid by phone by calling Circulation Services at (630) 942-2106.

    Checks can be mailed to:

    College of DuPage Library
    425 Fawell Blvd.
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    ATTN: Circulation Services

  • Maximum number of items: Faculty, staff, and students have no limit on number of items that can be checked out, holds, or I-Share requests. District Residents have a limit of 20 concurrent checkouts and a limit of 10 holds.
  • Maximum number of interlibrary loan (ILL) requests: Faculty, staff, and students have no limit on number of ILL requests. District Residents have a limit of 40 ILL requests each year (July 1st to June 30th).

Damaged, Lost or Billed Materials

All borrowers are expected to pay for damaged materials or equipment, lost items, and items which have been billed.

Books and Audiovisual Materials (Except Videos)

This includes materials from the General, Juvenile, Pamphlet, New Book, Graphic Novel, Paperback, and Music collections.

Students Community Faculty/Staff
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing
Lost materials Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing
Billed material+ Cost of material + $20 processing + $15 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing + $25 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing

+Billed at 40 days overdue

Videos from the General Collection

Students Community Faculty/Staff
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing + any accrued fines
Lost materials Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing
Billed material+ Cost of material + $20 processing + $15 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing + $25 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing + $15 billing fee

+Billed at 21 days overdue

Popular Videos

Students Community Faculty/Staff
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing + any accrued fines
Lost materials Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing
Billed material+ Cost of material + $20 processing + $15 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing + $25 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing + $15 billing fee

+Billed at 21 days overdue

Reserves and Non-rental Telecourses

Students Community Faculty/Staff
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing + any accrued fines
Lost materials Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing
Billed material+ Cost of material + $20 processing + $50 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing + $50 billing fee Cost of material + $20 billing fee

+Billed at 14 days overdue

Telecourse Rentals

Students
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost + $20 processing
Lost materials Cost of material + $20 processing
Billed material Cost of material + $20 processing + $50 billing fee

+Billed at 9 days overdue

Circulation Desk Videos

Students Community Faculty/Staff
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing + any accrued fines
Lost materials Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing
Billed material+ Cost of material + $20 processing + $50 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing + $25 billing fee Cost of material + $20 billing fee

+Billed at 14 days overdue

Group Rooms+

Students Community Faculty/Staff
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost + $20 processing Cost of damage + $20 processing Cost of damage + $20 processing + any accrued fines
Lost materials Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing Cost of material + $20 processing
Billed material+ Cost of material + $20 processing + $50 billing fee Cost of material + $20 processing + $50 billing fee Cost of material

+Billed at 14 days overdue

Student Laptops+

Students
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost
Lost materials Cost of equipment
Billed material+ Cost of equipment + $50 billing fee

+Billed at 3 days overdue

Faculty/Staff Laptops+

Faculty/Staff
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost
Lost materials Cost of equipment
Billed material+ Cost of equipment

+Billed at 7 days overdue

Equipment for Student Checkout+

Students
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost + $20 processing fee
Lost materials Cost of equipment + $20 processing fee
Billed material+ Cost of equipment + $20 processing fee and $25 billing fee

+Billed at 14 days overdue

Equipment for Faculty/Staff Checkout

Faculty/Staff
Damaged materials Cost of damage up to replacement cost
Lost materials Cost of equipment
Billed material Cost of equipment

Claims Returned

If there is an item on your Library record which you believed to be returned, please contact Circulation Services to initiate a "Claims Returned."

Payment of Fees

Library fines and fees may be paid in person at the Circulation Desk using cash, check, or credit/debit cards.

Privacy

The Library values the privacy of our borrowers. For that reason we cannot answer questions about accounts other than your own. Thanks for your understanding.

Renewing & Replacing Cards

Renew Your Library Card

Present a photo ID and proof of current enrollment to the Circulation Desk to renew in person.

You may receive a renewal by calling Circulation Services at (630) 942-2106.

Replacement Cards

Replacement cards may be obtained for a $2.00 fee. Contact the Circulation Desk for replacements.

Obtain Your Current Number

If you just forgot your card number, contact the Circulation Desk and they will send it to your email address of record.

Returning Items

All Library materials can be returned to the Library Circulation Desk.

Materials can also be returned to any Book Drop location. All Library materials—except reserve items—may be returned to any indoor book drop. Reserves must be returned directly to the Library. In addition, non-book items (tapes, DVDs, CDs, etc.) may not be placed in the outdoor book drop.

SRC Building

Outdoor Book Drop

  • Outside of the north SRC entrance
  • Drive up access
  • Emptied twice a day on days the Library is open

First Floor

  • One drop is located on the first floor just inside the south doors near the cafeteria entrance
  • Emptied twice a day on days the Library is open

Second Floor

  • Near the Library entrance
  • Emptied twice a day on days the Library is open

Third Floor

  • Near the Library entrance, by the elevator
  • Emptied twice a day on days the Library is open

BIC Building

  • One drop is located at entrance IC3 on the north side of the BIC building.
  • Emptied daily (Monday - Friday) and materials are returned to the Library by approximately 4 p.m.

Regional Centers

Books are picked up daily (Monday - Friday) from the Addison, Carol Stream, and Westmont Regional Centers and are returned to the Library by approximately 4 p.m.

From Regional Centers, allow for one day for books to be returned before due date.

Use the map below to find directions to regional bookdrop locations.

Library Cards & Borrowing

Your Library card, or COD Student ID card, should be presented to check out materials. If you have forgotten your card, materials can be checked out by presenting a driver's license. You are responsible for materials checked out on your Library account, so make sure you know where your card is and report lost or stolen cards promptly.
  1. Students
  2. Faculty & Staff
  3. District Residents
  4. Dual Credit
  5. Others

Any registered student may borrow materials from the Library. Bring your COD Student ID card with you to have it activated at the Library. You may also use Library Card Request Form and we'll activate it for you remotely. Be sure to fill out the form completely and use your COD email address. If you don't have a Student ID, you may obtain a card at the Circulation Services desk, be sure to bring a a photo ID (such as a driver's license).

Expiration dates:

  • Student cards expire September 30th
  • Student cards will automatically renew for students registered in the fall
  • Students may also change their status to District Resident if they are taking a semester off and live in-district

Any faculty or staff member of COD may borrow materials from the Library. Bring your COD Faculty or Staff ID card with you to have it activated at the Library. You may also use Library Card Request Form and we'll activate it for you remotely. Be sure to fill out the form completely and use your COD email address. You may also stop by the Circulation Desk in the Library to activate your Faculty ID card, be sure to bring a a photo ID (such as a driver's license). Faculty and staff cards are automatically renewed each year.

College of DuPage Retirees

COD retirees may enjoy the same library privileges as District Residents, regardless of where they live. Present a photo ID and proof of retiree status at the Circulation Services desk to obtain a library card.

COD retiree cards expire one year from the date of issue. Cards may be renewed in person or by contacting the Library at (630) 942-2106 or emailing [email protected].

Emeritus Faculty and Administrators

Faculty and Administrators who have been awarded emeritus status by the Board may claim special library privileges. Emeritus faculty and administrators will be able to check out COD books and DVDs, use I-Share as regular borrowers (though they’ll need to pick up those items at COD or another I-Share library) access databases from off-campus and request materials through interlibrary loan.

Emeritus cards expire one year from date of issue and may be renewed in person or by phone. Patrons interested in requesting their emeritus library card should contact the Library at (630) 942-2106 or [email protected].

Citizens of District 502 who are 18 years of age or older may obtain a library card. Present proof of present address, age, and a photo ID at the Circulation Services desk to obtain a card. District Residents may checkout materials from the general circulating and popular collections.

District Resident Library cards expire one year from date of issue and must be renewed in-person every year.

  • Dual Credit high school students are able to obtain a Library card online. Go to the Library Card Request Form for instructions.
  • These cards expire September 30th.
  • They may be renewed if you take another online course by calling Circulation Services at (630) 942-2106.

Out-of-District Borrowers

If you do not live in District 502 but are employed in the District, you are also eligible for a library card. Please present a signed letter on company letterhead verifying employment, a photo ID, and proof of present address.

Out-of-district Library cards expire one year from date of issue.

Kids/Teens on Campus

Students in the Kids or Teens on Campus programs may have a Library card for the duration of their course. Contact your instructor for more information. Kids and Teens On Campus have the same responsibilities as other borrowers.

Other Students

Students and faculty from other institutions who are attending classes located on the COD campus may obtain a Library card for the duration of the course. Contact Circulation Services for more information.

Proof of Residency

Acceptable forms for proof of residency in C.O.D. District 502 include any of the following as long as they are current and contain your current address:

  • Illinois driver's license
  • Car registration
  • Bill for car insurance
  • Renter's or homeowner's insurance bill
  • Lease
  • Copy of income tax return (IL or US)
  • Tax bill
  • Voting receipt
  • Other notices from the Board of Elections if dated & addressed

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