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Estelle M. Black Library

Resources of over 90,000 book volumes, 650 periodical titles, access to the materials of an additional 90 Illinois academic libraries, and services of dedicated information specialists —all strengthen the mission of Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College which is to support lifelong learning by serving the information needs of students, faculty, staff and community members of our college district. The library has spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby! Electronic resources include databases, eBooks, and streaming video. The Library Bill of Rights guides our service.  

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New Resources

Academic Video Online includes more than 62,000 streaming videos in all disciplines and topics and in various formats (documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.). PsycARTICLES provides access to full-text articles from 116 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Kanopy streaming video offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language films, and training videos. Browse, search, and view collections of top film-festival favorites, classic films & more.

Kanopy Streaming Video

Kanopy streaming video offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language films, and training videos. Content is from hundreds of providers, such as Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, etc. Browse, search, and view collections of top film-festival favorites, classic films & more.

RVC students, faculty, and staff can now request items from 90 other academic libraries in Illinois, directly from the library catalog.

I-Share

The RVC Library has joined I-Share! RVC students, faculty, and staff can now request items from 90 other academic libraries in Illinois, directly from the library catalog. Use our New VUFind library catalog to use this new service. I-Share user's guide.

Like to know what's new in the RVC Library? Click the link to see a list of our new books and other formats of materials. The list is updated daily, so check back often!

New Books

Like to know what's new in the RVC Library? View a list of our new books and other formats of materials. The list is updated daily, so check back often!