Proquest & ASP Database Downtime

The following Proquest and Alexander Street Press databases will be down from Saturday, January 19th from 9 P.M. CST until 5 A.M. CST Sunday, January 20th for scheduled maintenance.


  • Criminal Justice
  • History Study Center
  • Historical Newspapers—Chicago Tribune
  • Historical Newspapers—New York Times
  • SIRS Researcher
  • US Major Dailies—Chicago Tribune
  • US Major Dailies—New York Times
  • US Major Dailies—Wall Street Journal
  • US Major Dailies—Washington Post

Alexander Street Press 

  • American History in Video
  • Anthropology
  • Art and Architecture in Video
  • Black Thought & Culture
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
  • Education in Video
  • Nursing Education in Video
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
  • World History in Video

If you have any questions, call the reference desk at (708) 974-5234 or ask a librarian.

eRead Loan Period Changes

As of January 2nd, 2019, the eRead E-book and E-Audio collection will change its loan period from 21 days to 14 days and holds will change from 3 days to 2 days. The goal of these changes is to maximize the availability of popular materials in the collection.

Any materials checked out prior to January 2nd, 2019 will still have the remainder of the 21 day checkout period.  For any questions, please ask a librarian.

Infobase Databases Down

The following databases are currently are down on the Infobase platform:

  • World Religions
  • World Geography
  • Science Online
  • Today’s Science

In addition, Films media on Demand videos are working but they are loading slow.  An anticipated fix this issue is expected Monday, October 15th. An update will be made when these databases are restored. Please contact the reference desk if you have any questions:

New York Times Magazine — Voyages Issue

The library received the Voyages issue of New York Times Magazine (NYTM)! The Voyages issue is about travel photography. In this issue they selected 11 places that appeal to both the eye and the ear.  NYTM also supplied a soundtrack for each of the pictures found here.

Find the issue in the Newspaper section at the library!