Category Archives: Did you Know?

Do you know what you can find at the library?

Do you know what you can find at the library? New to Waubonsee this semester, never been to the library? Come and check us out–in person or online!

  • Internet access
  • Copy machines
  • Newspapers
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Multimedia viewing room
  • Current magazines
  • Reserve materials for your classes
  • Online encyclopedias
  • Telecourses for library use
  • Online or live reference help
  • ebook and general book collection
  • Remote database access for registered students
  • Place to study

Stop by the 2nd floor of Collins or visit

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, September 23-30,2006 Observed since 1982, this annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where essential conditions are met: the freedom to choose, the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Banned Books Week, we celebrate our intellectual freedom with our display of famous quotes, our enhanced Web site featuring a selection of “locally famous” talent reading banned books, and a cautionary message to those who choose to enter a place of censored materials!

The library website now also sports the “I Love Banned Books” banner created by jovial_cynic at

AskAway Illinois

The Todd Library is now a part of AskAway Illinois, the new statewide cooperative reference service. This means that anyone, students, faculty, staff, and the public, can get help with information needs 24 hours a day on any day of the week. The service is available every single day of the year. When you use AskAway, you will be connected to a professional librarian to help answer your questions. Afterward, you’ll receive an email transcript of your session. Questions can be referred to local and national experts for follow-up when appropriate. AskAway is staffed by librarians in Illinois and around the United States, including librarians from the Todd Library.

To use AskAway, click on the librarian on duty or send a message to a librarian link. Select 24/7 Assistance from AskAway Illinois, and fill out the form to begin chatting with a librarian. You will still have option to chat with Todd Library staff when our library is open. The AskAway option is available any time, and allows you to chat with a librarian even when the Todd Library is closed.

When you aren’t chatting with us online, stop by the library to pick up AskAway promotional items, like bookmarks, magnets, and pencils.

Lewis and Clark Bicentennial: 200 Years and Beyond

Explore the West through the Todd Library’s collection of Lewis and Clark books, e-books and videos: