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FAQs: Frequently asked Questions

Who can use the College of DuPage Library?

The C.O.D. Library supports C.O.D. faculty and students as well as community members from the 502 District. Visit our Library homepage.

Does it cost money to get a library card?

Library cards are free to current students and community members living the 502 district. Find out more information about library cards.

What types of things will I find in the C.O.D. Library?

The C.O.D. Library collection includes: materials for juveniles; rental videos; English as a Second Language resources; a comprehensive College and Career Information Center; music; a Natural Science Center; journals and magazines; consumer health information; and an academic collection that not only supports the College curriculum, but also may be of interest to community members. Learn more about our Library Services & Collections.

What kind of materials can I take home with me? Does the Library have computers that I can use, and can I print things while I am in the Library?

You can check out a variety of materials from the Library. There are computers with Internet access and productivity software available for you to use in the Library as well as a printing center where you can print from the computers or make photocopies of Library materials. For more information on check out periods, fines, computers and printing go to Library Services.

What are the Library's hours of operation, and how do I get there?

Here are our Library hours and here are directions to the Library.


Search for Library Materials

Use the catalogs below to locate print and audio-visual materials.

C.O.D. Library Catalog Tips

Interested in finding ESL materials?
Try searching these subjects: English Language-Textbooks for Foreign Speakers; High Interest Low Vocabulary Books; or Readers for New Literates.

Does the catalog use only English or can I search using other languages?
The C.O.D. Library catalog must be searched using English except when you are searching for international titles (such as foreign films or materials produced in languages other than English). You may search for materials produced in a language other than English in their native language (i.e. you can do a title search for the movie Hable con ella)

Does the Library have many Spanish language films?
The Library has a variety of Spanish films from many countries available in VHS and DVD formats. Many of the films are located in our rental collection and may be checked out for $1.00 (per movie) for one week. Here are our Spanish language VHS videos and our Spanish language DVDs.

Are there books written in Spanish at the Library?
Yes! The Library has a number of Spanish readers, books in Spanish, and bilingual Spanish-English books. Here is a selection of Nonfiction, Fiction, Literature, and Poetry in our collection.


Journals & Article Databases

Does the library have magazines or journals in Spanish?

The Library has several Spanish language magazines located in the Current Periodical section on the main floor of the Library.

Are there online article databases (indexes) containing Spanish information?

The C.O.D. Library subscribes to several databases of interest to many Latinos:

Remember, you must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus!


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English as a Second Language (ESL):






United States, Illinois Government and Local Agencies en Espanol:

For links to local, state and national agencies, go to this helpful research guide! (This page is in English, but the links will take you to Spanish language sites.)


Debra Kakuk, Reference Librarian
(630) 942-4305 SRC 3049

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