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Monday – Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Closed on Fridays During the Summer)

Room 1249 – Main Campus

TEL: (708) 596-2000 ext. 5751

Room 5330 – Oak Forest Center Campus

TEL: (708) 596-2000 ext. 3247


Monday – Thursday:
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Closed on Fridays During the Summer)

For research assistance, contact the Reference Desk (708) 210-5750 or send requests to:

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Vacant: Dean, Library


Sangeeta Kumar, B.A., M.L.I.S.: Reference Librarian/ Instruction – Technical Services

Library Assistants

Mariah Clifford: Library Assistant II/ Technical Services
Marcus Ellis: Library Assistant I/ Circulation
Jacqueline Smith: Library Assistant I/ Circulation

Upcoming Events


For more information on how to access library resources please contact the Reference Desk (708) 210-5750 or send requests to

The mission of the South Suburban College Library is to provide high quality resources and services to support learning and teaching at South Suburban College. To serve our academic community, the library teaches students to seek, evaluate, and use information for college success and lifelong learning.

The vision of the South Suburban College Library is to be a vibrant environment where students are encouraged to research, learn, complete coursework, collaborate, and study. The South Suburban College Library wants all students, faculty, staff, and community members to become information literate knowledge seekers who will be able to find, evaluate, and utilize resources in a variety of formats and embrace the library as a point of connection to information.

  • Access: To provide access to information resources at the main campus and the Oak Forest Center.
  • Collections: To build, maintain, preserve, and disseminate collections in a variety of formats to support learning and teaching at the college and the information needs of the community.
  • Education: To educate and inform students, faculty, and the community regarding access to information to foster information literacy and promote lifelong learning.
  • Facilities: To provide facilities, appropriate to the needs of the college’s primary clientele, which encourage the use of resources in a variety of formats and learning.
  • Planning: To anticipate and develop services that respond to the changing needs of users through evaluation and collaboration with faculty members at South Suburban College.
  • Training: To provide continuing education and training for library staff to promote excellence and exemplary practice in the profession.


The Library is designed to provide students with a quiet place for reading, research and study.

  • Food is not permitted in the library
  • Drinks with closeable lids are permitted
  • Smoking is not permitted in the library and is illegal by state law
  • Phone calls are not permitted in the library.

The Library upholds SSC’s Student Code of Conduct.

Library Collections & Services

The collection focuses on the coursework offered at South Suburban College. The Library offers its patrons:

  • 20,452 books in the collection
  • 34 periodical titles
  • Textbook reserves for classes
  • US government publications
  • Research and reference assistance
  • Library instruction
  • SSC archives
  • Computers and laptops with Internet access
    (for use in the library only)
  • Copy machines, scanners, and printers
  • Study rooms
  • Book Scan Work Stations
  • Charging Stations
  • Checking out materials
    (i.e. textbooks, headphones, etc.)
  • Inter-library loans
  • Reserving Study Rooms

South Suburban College now offers printing and copying for students and guests through PaperCut® for $.10 per copy!

All students who still have a balance on their print cards can turn them in at the Library, at the Cashier window, in Purchasing (Room 2115), or at the Academic Assistance Center (Room 2264) to have their balances applied to the new system.

PaperCut logoStudents can load money into their accounts in $1.00 increments via a cash only kiosk located in the South Suburban College Library at the Main Campus.

Guests may print at the Main Campus or at the Oak Forest Center. They can obtain a user name and password at the library circulation desk for one-time use. For account inquiries and guest passwords at the Oak Forest Center, please contact at Linda Harris or at (708) 596-2000 ext. 6006.

All users must turn in their current print cards in order to facilitate a transfer of funds. Please be advised that the last day for turning in old print cards is December 1, 2022. After that day, no print cards with balances will be accepted.


TEXTBOOKS: Green Label – Library Use Only

CIRCULATING BOOKS: Books can be checked out for 4 weeks with 3 Renewals (check out & renewals can vary by I-Share Library)

Interlibrary Loan Materials: If SSC doesn’t own research materials you need, try to obtain them via I-Share Library


$3.00/day for Textbooks (New)

$1.00/day for Textbooks (Old)

$.10/day for Books

$.10/day for Magazines

$5.00/day for Graphic Calculators

$.50/day for Scientific Calculators