About the Library

Mission Statement

The mission of the Morton College Library is to provide collections, research and instructional assistance that supports the teaching, learning and information literacy of the College community.

The library is located in the B building of the Morton College campus, please come and visit.

Resources

The Morton College Library has a great range of resources for our students and faculty to access. These include:

  • Over 70 online research databases
  • 37,000 items available in the library. Students and faculty can browse our collection of books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, and newspapers
  • Morton College Library is part of the I-Share consortium that allows customers to borrow from 90+ academic institutions throughout Illinois
  • Morton College Library has over 90 available computers and laptops for customer use
  • Wireless capabilities

Ask A Librarian

Morton College Reference Librarians save library users time and frustration by helping them navigate and evaluate the rich array of research databases, internet resources, and the print collections of the library.

In Person:
Librarians are available at the Reference Desk during Library hours.

By Email: reference@morton.edu

As well, if you need to reach a specific librarian, you can contact a librarian/subject specialist via e-mail.

By Phone: 708.656.8000 ext. 2321

Assistance

The library has three access points for assistance, Help Desk, Reference Desk, and Circulation Desk. If you are unable to access the library, please feel free to contact us by calling 708-656-8000 ext. 2321

Obtaining Materials

A valid Morton College ID is required to obtain materials.

For additional information, please see Morton College Library policy page.

FAQ? (How do I?)

Check Out

Students and faculty have the ability to check out a wide variety of materials including books, DVDs, CDs, laptops, headphones and more. All you have to do is present your valid student ID or faculty ID badge and you are good to go!

Check Out a Laptop

We have laptops available for students to check out and use in the library. If you are interested please bring your valid student ID and license or state ID to the circulation desk at the library. Laptops loan terms are restricted to 5 hours a day.

Get a library card

Checking out materials is now easier than ever. Your valid student ID now functions as your library card. If you are a Morton student but do not yet have a student ID, just bring acceptable personal identification (state ID or driver's license) and your current class schedule to the Circulation Desk and we will issue you an ID card. Faculty may use their ID badges to check out books as well.

I-Share

I-Share is a library consortium Morton joined in the winter of 2013. One of the great things about being a part of I-Share is that Morton students and faculty members now can borrow materials from 90+ different academic libraries and institutions!

To begin borrowing you must first create an account which just takes a few moments. To start just click this link, and fill out the information requested. Be sure to select that you are affiliated with Morton College in the pull down menu.

Your borrower ID is the seven digit number on the front of your student ID card. Faculty members please call the library to obtain your borrower ID number.

Please get in touch if you have any questions during any step of the process. (708) 656-8000 ext. 2321

Printing

Patrons who wish to print will now be able to purchase credits stored on unique, re-loadable Morton College Printing Debit Cards. If your student ID card has a black stripe in the back, you do not need to purchase a debit card. Simply visit the Library's Help Desk and a staff member will encode the card for you. Black and white printing costs $0.10 a page while color printing costs $0.20 a page.

Research Help

There are lots of ways we can help you get started with your research. We have research guides, lots of books and online materials for your use, and our librarians are on hand to help you find information that will help.