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Popular Reading: Public Library Materials

How Are They Different from Academic Libraries?

Public libraries can provide you with many options for leisure reading,   The Benedictine Library supports the teaching and research conducted at our university.  For that reason, our collection does not include the large number of best-sellers, audio-books, and entertainment films you'll find at the public library. 

Your Hometown Public Library

 If you have a library card from your local public library, chances are that you have access to their large collection of digital recreational items through apps such as:

Full-Time Resident Students on the Lisle Campus

If you don't have electronic access to your hometown public library, you can apply for a special library card from the Lisle Public Library


Mesa students can obtain a Mesa Public Library card to benefit from Access to Online resources made available by the Arizona State Library.


Kindlon Hall
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6050


Gillett Hall
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 878-7514