Mary and George Slankard Learning Resource Center

Need a place to study or a computer to finish assignments?  Our computer lab is open.  COVID regulations will apply, a face mask must be worn and students must be 6' apart at all times if you are unvaccinated. If you have questions, call (618) 437-5321 ext. 1308 or 1276.

Return library items: If you need to return library items, you can use the drop box that is outside the east LRC doors to the left of the steps or return them to the front desk inside the LRC. 



The Mary and George Slankard Learning Resource Center is located next to the theatre. The LRC has resources such as books, periodicals, newspapers, DVDs, CDs, a Children’s Library, as well as many electronic resources that can be accessed without coming to campus. It has facilities for study, research, leisure reading, class preparation, and Internet access. We encourage you to come in and use the many resources and services the LRC has available to make your Rend Lake College experience even more successful!



Mon - Thr
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

7:30 am - 4:00pm

Summer & Semester Breaks
Mon - Thur
8:00am - 4:00pm

Closed Fridays during Summer
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays during regular semesters.

For changes to hours during semester, please check for signs posted on the entrance doors.

LRC Resources  

View our electronic library

Find help with research


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Story Time Kits

With Story Time Kits, our patrons get access to about 50 children’s kits designed for Preschool to 3rd grade. From Dental Care and Dr. Seuss to Holidays and Weather, parents and educators can use these kits to make story time extra special.


LRC Spaces

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Children’s Library/ Quiet Study Room

The Children’s Library, LRC 119, has library materials for children and space for students to study quietly or work together on projects as a group. This room includes a TV & DVD player.

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Collaborative Work Spaces

Two areas in the LRC are configured for collaborative work. Two areas along the south wall have six computers, connected to the RLC academic network, and a 60” TV in each. The screen of one of the six computers can be selected to project onto the TV so students can easily work collaboratively on a project, watch a DVD together, etc. LRC staff will assist, when needed, in the use of the collaborative workspaces.

Learning Resource Center
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1308
Email the Learning Resource Center
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Learning Resource Center
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Learning Resource Center

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