About the Library

Message from the University Librarian

Jack Fritts, University Librarian

Greetings to the students, faculty, and staff of Benedictine University.  The Benedictine Library welcomes you. 

Our professional librarians and staff are ready to help you achieve your academic and research goals.  We offer access to over 200,000 print and electronic texts, journals, and other materials through our website. We also have access to millions of additional items through our membership in I-Share. The research and instruction librarians can provide guidance to the best resources for your work, and they also offer individual or group instruction in the use of our resources.  

We are mindful of the needs of all members of our community, whether on campus or off, and we will assist you as you follow your academic path.  We are available to guide you through personal contact, telephone, email, or chat.

Jack Fritts, M.Ed., MALIS
University Librarian

Vision

The Benedictine University Library is a primary source for the academic success of our students and faculty and is integral to the future direction of the University.

Mission

The Benedictine University Library directly supports the academic mission of the University through selecting, curating, creating, preserving, and providing anytime access to digital and physical resources and through providing the finest in-person and virtual support and services to all of our regional and global Library constituents.

Collections

  • Over 200,000 books (print and electronic)
  • Access to over 30,000 periodicals (print and electronic)
  • Over 115 different databases in a variety of subject areas, most accessible from off campus
  • Instructional Materials Collection - juvenile books, teacher's kits, multimedia resources, videos / DVDs, CDs & phonograph disks
  • Copies of all theses and dissertations completed at Benedictine University & George Williams College
  • State of Illinois Documents Repository
  • Archives & Special Collections (Appointments are not required but strongly encouraged. Call (630) 829-6064 to arrange an appointment.)

Services

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