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ENG 101: Books & Videos

Check Out 101

Q.  What do I need to check out a book?

A.   Your Parkland ID.

Q: RESERVE books too?

A: Yes, you need your Parkland ID.  Reserve materials are at the desk, and most can be used in the library only, for up to 2 hours.

Q: If I can't check something out, what are my options?

A: Copiers: 10cents/page for black & white copies OR 50cents/page for color. FREE OPTION: scan the material and save it to a USB or email it to yourself.

Q: How many books can I have checked out at once?

A: 20


Books on Your Topic  

  • Use the Parkland Catalog Search box on the left to begin.
  • Do a search for your topic (use Tips below)
  • Use call number to find book
  • Bring your Parkland ID to check it out


  • If you know about the item, search by title or author.
  • If you are searching for a book on a particular topic, search by using Any Word Anywhere option in the drop down box 
  • Use as few words as possible while describing your topic.
  • Keep your topic “high level”
  • Try multiple synonyms for your topic

Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

Fax: 217/351-2581