Library Resources

The Barbara Fields Memorial Library

The Barbara Fields Memorial Library, located in Room 403 of the R. Dale Bunch Student Center, contains books, periodicals, and other materials to support the educational and cultural needs of students, faculty, and staff. Computers are available for student use during library hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

To fulfill its mission the library has entered into a combination of agreements and reciprocal borrowing relationships with other institutions that provide access to materials otherwise unavailable on the College's campus. Membership in Resource Sharing Alliance (a cooperative network of libraries in Central Illinois) provides access to materials in the collections of over 200 libraries in Illinois.

The library also subscribes to several online research resources that give immediate access to digitized versions of professionally-published content such as books, journal articles, popular magazines and the like. These resources can be found below.

The Hammond Reference Collection is also housed in the Barbara Fields Library. This collection of reference information resources, named for the family of Arline H. Bunch, former Executive Vice President, and her sister, Zelma Hammond Shoemaker, former Librarian of the College, is reviewed and monitored to ensure up-to-date information and resources are readily available.

Librarian

Name: Zachary Brown
Title: Director of Library Services
Dept: Library Services
Phone: (309) 692-4092 ext. 4030
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: zbrown@midstate.edu

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 9:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Online Resources

The Midstate College Online Libraries and Databases give you immediate access to an extensive collection of authoritative electronic information to support your research needs. Choose one of the links below to access these resources.

Online Libraries
Online Databases
Additional Resources

Library Catalogs

The electronic catalog of the Resource Sharing Alliance allows you to search for books in Midstate's collection, as well as the collections of hundreds of libraries in Central and Western Illinois.

Style Manuals

The OWL's APA and MLA style guides provide valuable information for students writing papers in either of these highly-used academic formats.