The Adler University Library plays a key role in the development of socially responsible practitioners and collaborates with faculty to support students in their achievement of the University’s institutional learning outcomes at all Adler University campuses. In the service of our mission, we select, organize, present, preserve, and teach the resources that best address the current and anticipated academic needs of our students and faculty.
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. Adler’s librarians also provide research guidance and support students in all phases of the research process through one-on-one consultations and in-class workshops that are available to students on all campuses.
Library services for Adler University 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
- Inter-library 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. Through these collections and our article databases, we provide access to discipline-specific, peer-reviewed journals in all Adler University areas of study.
The Library provides access to more than 379,000 unique e-book titles, and the Library’s print collection includes 14,300 circulating print books. The Library is also 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 University 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 on a statewide and national scale.
For individual assistance or group instruction, please contact the Library by email ([email protected]) or telephone 312.662.4230.