Library
About the Library

small-red-arrow Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Benedictine University Libraries is to provide library resources and services that support the Benedictine University community and meet its academic and research needs. In accordance with the University mission, the library also endeavors to enhance the University's Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, the multicultural character of the campus community, and the University's commitment to assist students in becoming responsible citizens and leaders in the world community. The library will also share its resources appropriately with outside communities, including the broader academic community and local users.

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  • 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.)

small-red-arrow Services

Circulation 

Collection Development, Acquisitions & Technical Services

Instruction 

Interlibrary Loan 

Research & Reference

Reserves

 

small-red-arrow Consortium affiliations

Lisle

5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

Circulation

(630) 829-6050
(877) 575-6050
circdesk@ben.edu
Reference
(630) 829-6057
libref@ben.edu
Fax (630) 960-9451

Springfield

Charles E. Becker Library
1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone

(217) 525-1420 ext. 235
(800) 635-7289

News
October 21, 2014
Kick Start Your Writing! Nov. 3, 5:00-7:00pm (Lisle Campus)
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October 2, 2014
Springfield: Panel Discussion of The Kite Runner Oct. 9, 4:30-5:30pm
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September 30, 2014
Archives Open House Oct. 9, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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