Services and Policies
The Henry Pfeiffer Library is located in a three story building of Georgian architecture, with seating for 275 at the corner of Beecher and Clay.
The library provides students with information resources in electronic, paper, and micro formats, as well as instruction in accessing and using them. The library subscribes to approximately 125 periodicals in paper, and several thousand are available full-text online. Pfeiffer Library holds approximately 130,000 book volumes and is a selective depository of United States government documents. Internet resources are carefully selected and made available via the MacMurray website to all computers on the MacMurray campus network.
Reciprocal Borrowing and Interlibrary Loan
Reciprocal borrowing from Illinois College's Schewe Library, Jacksonville Public Library, Lincoln Land Community College, University of Illinois at Springfield, and Passavant Hospital Library is available for Mac students. There is usually a limit to the number of items that may be checked out at any one time. Interlibrary loans are provided free of charge to the campus community for materials outside of the reciprocal borrowing area.
These are materials which faculty have placed in Pfeiffer Library for access by all students. Faculty determine whether or not these materials may be checked out or must be used in the library.
The library copier will make double sided copies, top feed multiple sheets, and make all copies quickly. Copier uses 'debit' cards which may be purchased at the circulation desk.
Instruction in the use of traditional and electronic resources is available during all open hours. Please ask for help if you are not finding what you need.
Whole Class Instruction
Classroom instruction is regularly offered in Rhetoric courses and may be arranged by instructors for any course. Contact Jake Magnuson by email (email@example.com) or phone (217-479-7105).