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RCL: For Alumni/Visitors

Alumni and visitors have borrowing privileges for Rebecca Crown Library materials.  Alumni must present  an Alumni card with a current state I.D. or driver's license for registration.  The Rebecca Crown Library also welcomes community members from the  Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), ELS students, Trinity High School students, Fenwick High School students and persons with catholic affiliations.  

Loan Periods

Books can be checked out for eight weeks. Books may be renewed online or at the circulation desk. Reference books and periodicals are non-circulating. Lost books will be charged the cost of replacement plus a $15 processing fee.

Computer Access

Computers are available on the lower level of the Rebecca Crown Library to search the internet or access subscription databases while you are on campus only. Guests must obtain a Library Guest Account at the Welcome and Information Desk (WID) on the lower level of the Library or at the Support Center on the lower level of Lewis. More information about how to obtain guest access is available on the University Support Center website

For questions about computer access, please contact the Access Services Librarian, Jill Bambenek by phone at (708) 524-6874 or email

Where to study

By yourself

The second floor is intended for quiet study. Please respect the needs of all students in these areas for quiet study space. 

With a group

The Cyber Cafe and tables near the reference collection are available for times when you need to meet with a group or talk while studying. You may also talk on your phone in these areas (though reception isn't very good).


Printing is 10 cents a page. Add money to your account at the kiosk on the lower level. Staff at any of the help desks can assist you with this.