May 24, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Adler Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Adler Catalog

Adler University Library Services

The Adler University Library plays a key role in developing socially responsible practitioners and collaborates with faculty to support students in achieving institutional learning outcomes at all campuses.

In service of its mission, the library selects, organizes, presents, preserves, and teaches resources that best address student’s and faculty’s current and anticipated academic needs.

Faculty librarians specializing in instruction, research, electronic collections, interlibrary borrowing, and distance services guide the discovery and use of essential library resources in all Adler University fields of study. Librarians also provide research guidance and support in all phases of the research process through one-on-one consultations and in-class workshops available to students on all campuses.

Library services for students and faculty include:

  • Individual instruction in the selection and use of catalogs and databases.
  • Individual and ongoing research consultation for papers, theses, and dissertations.
  • Discipline- and degree-specific online and face-to-face classroom instruction sessions.
  • Interlibrary delivery of books and articles not owned in our collection.
  • Identification of library resources for course enhancement.
  • A reserves collection of required and recommended class materials.

The library manages access to 56 online databases in the social sciences, including peer-reviewed journal article databases, virtual reference libraries, and streaming video collections. The library also subscribes to more than 700 individual journal titles through single-title subscriptions and journal packages. There is also access to more than 379,000 unique e-book titles, and the print collection includes 14,300 circulating books.

The library is a governing member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and participates in CARLI’s I-Share integrated library system composed of 86 college and university member libraries in Illinois. Through I-Share, the Adler community has access to a combined collection of more than 38 million unique items. The library is also a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). These memberships enable the library to participate in resource-sharing and collection development programs statewide and nationally.

For individual assistance or group instruction, please contact the library by email or telephone at 312.662.4230.