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Library information

Library materials are available for all Harper College students, employees and community residents. In order to check out materials students must be enrolled and have a Harper ID. Harper IDs are issued at the box office in Building J.

Current Library Hours

Phone numbers:

Information Desk: 847.925.6184

Circulation Desk: 847.925.6584

Reference Desk: 847.925.6769

Interlibrary Loan: 847.925.6869


If you need assistance with library materails or resources please ask for assistance at the 2nd floor Reference Desk.  You may also call the desk at 847-925-6769.  

Assistance is also available when the Library is closed. AskAway is a 24/7 reference service available for all Harper College students. Simply click on the AskAway graphic to be connected to a librarian who can help you with your research questions.

Research at the Harper College Library

Welcome to the Guide for Your Subject!

On this guide you will find,

  • Online encyclopedias and dictionaries that will help you locate background information on topics you are researching
  • Links for searching the library's book collection.
  • The best library databases for locating scholarly articles in your discipline.
  • DVDs and online streaming videos that may be useful for your research.
  • Ways to get help citing sources in MLA and APA style.
  • How to schedule a research appointment or get more help through chat, phone, or email consultations with librarians.



Subject Guide