About the Library

Library Mission

As an integral partner in the teaching and learning process of the College, the mission of the JWCC Library is to provide quality information resources, effective instruction, and professional library services in a supportive learning environment.  The library strives to meet the information needs of our students, faculty and staff pursuant to the College’s educational mission, vision and goals.


  • Access to a collection in print and electronic formats, including books, videos, periodicals, databases, and reference resources
  • Interlibrary Loan services available through the library’s membership in CARLI/I-Share (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois  –  over 90 academic and research libraries throughout the state)
  • Access to other collections through WorldCat is possible. Please see library staff for more information.
  • Instruction in research and information literacy skills
  • Reference services and assistance
  • Over 90 computers for student use
  • 24 computers available for Public User access
  • Wireless access through the school’s Wi-Fi network
  • Mobile printing – black/white and color
  • Coin-operated photocopier (black/white & color)
  • Scanner for student use
  • Equipment available for in-library use:  laptops, tablets, headphones, DVD Drives, USB Drives, USB Laptop Lamps, calculators, charger kits for Apple and Android devices, digital voice recorder
  • Document station: shredder box, electric stapler, electric pencil sharpener, 3-hole punch
  • Quiet study areas
  • Collaborative study rooms equipped with large computer monitors and white board walls:  B113 has an interactive monitor.  B113 (holds 10 people); B121, B123, B124 (each hold 4 people).
  • Other instructional services available in the Academic Support Center include:  the Testing Room, various walk-in tutoring services, the Writing Center, and Open Learning