Reciprocal Borrowing

What is reciprocal borrowing?

When you are allowed to check out materials from a library other than your home library, it is called reciprocal borrowing. Reciprocal borrowing is made possible through cooperative arrangements among participating libraries. In this case, the libraries are members of the Southern Illinois Learning Resources Cooperative, or SILRC (pronounced SIL - ROCK).

What will you need?

  • Photo identification
  • Valid library card from a participating member
  • The "home" library must be open at the time you are registering so that a phone verification by the "host" can be completed
  • Record in good standing at the "home" library
  • Current class list (registration)

What are your responsibilities?

  • Return borrowed materials on or before the due date.
  • Return materials directly to the "host" library.
  • Abide by the rules set by the "host" library.


Home Library - The SILRC member library where the student is enrolled.

Host Library - The SILRC member library lending materials to individuals from other participating SILRC institutions.

ATTENTION: The "host" library reserves the right to restrict the types and number of items borrowed by a student using reciprocal borrowing.


SILRC Participating Libraries

Below is a list of the libraries participating in the reciprocal borrowing agreement, along with their Web site and the phone number of their circulation department.

Frontier College  618-842-5299, ext. 4300
Jefferson College  636-789-3000, ext. 166
John A. Logan  618-985-2828, ext. 5204
Kaskaskia College  618-545-3130
Lewis and Clark Community College  618-468-4301
Lincoln Trail College  618-544-8657
Olney Central College  618-395-7777, ext. 2260
Rend Lake College  618-437-5321, ext. 308
Shawnee Community College  618-634-2242, ext. 271
Southeastern Illinois College  618-252-5400, ext. 2260
Southwestern Illinois College  618-222-5204
Wabash Valley College  618-262-8962, ext. 3401
Participating libraries