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Monmouth College Hewes Library

Library Resources Supporting Remote Study: Remote Study Resources

Hewes Library resources in support of Monmouth College remote study:

Remote Study Resources

The Hewes Library is temporarily closed until further notice.

  • Please note that library staff will be monitoring communication during closed hours and will assist patrons as much as possible.

Have questions? Need research help? Librarians will be available, remotely, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Here's how to reach us: 

  • Call: 309-457-2190
  • Email:
  • Chat with a librarian during service hours.  When offline, you'll be prompted to email.
  • Text a librarian Monday-Friday 8am-5pm:  309-204-9275.  When offline, texts will be answered the next business day.

How do I access library resources from off campus? 

  • All Library databases are accessible from off campus. 
    • When you click on a link to a database, you will be prompted by an MC login screen. Enter your MC username and password - the same one you use to access your MC email.
    • Once logged in, you can use the resource as if you were on campus.
  • Find the list of databases at the "Databases A-Z" tab on the library's website (center Search widget)
  • Browse a list of Databases by Subject

I need access to a physical reserve for class.

  • We will do our best to help you access course reserves. Contact Hewes Library: 309-457-2190 or  

I need a book, chapter or other physical material.

  • Contact Hewes Library to decide the best way to access a particular item: 309-457-2190 or
  • I-Share is not available at this time. This includes ordering materials online and in-person borrowing at other libraries.
  • It may be challenging to obtain physical items at this time, so we encourage you to contact us for assistance.

I need a journal article.

  • All Library article databases are accessible from off campus. 
  • See the "Databases A-Z" tab on the library's website (center Search widget)
  • If you have a specific article citation:
    • Search for the journal title on the "Periodicals A-Z" tab on the library's website (center Search widget). If the periodical issue is available in full text, this resource will lead to the article.
    • If not available full text, submit a request for the article via ILLiad, and the article will be provided electronically. Learn more about ILLiad.
    • Have questions? Contact Hewes Library 309-457-2190 or

How do I renew a book? 

  • Overdue fines for books and other library materials have been suspended. Don't worry about the due date that may appear on your account! All materials, whether owned by Hewes Library or borrowed through ILLiad or I-Share may be kept until the end of the semester. For more information on returning materials, see "I want to return a book" below.
  • Renew Monmouth College and I-Share items: Log into your Hewes Library account. Monmouth College and I-Share items can be renewed 3 times (4 wk increments).
    • How do I create a library account?  video   |   pdf
  • Renew ILLiad items:  Log into your ILLiad account.
  • Have questions? Contact Hewes Library 309-457-2190 or

I want to return a book or other physical material.

  • You may wish to renew the book for the semester. See "How do I renew a book?" above.
  • If you are in the local area, you may return items to the Hewes Library building exterior bookdrop by the west exit. Look for the small, metal door labeled "Book Depository".
  • Contact Hewes Library to decide the best way to return a book: 309-457-2190 or


Research Assistance - Chat or Text!

Have a Question?
Need Research Assistance?

Click the icon to chat - or text to the number below.

Chat and text will be monitored M-F 8am-5pm.

When chat is offline, click the icon to email.
We will respond by the next business day.

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The library is temporarily closed until further notice.

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Hewes Library at Monmouth College | 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 | Phone: 309-457-2190 | Fax: 309-457-2226 | |