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ISRC Library is the accredited lending library of Illinois Service Resource Center in Northbrook Illinois. The library consists of an expanding collection of over 1200 items, including books, videos, audio materials, test kits and games related to deafness, deaf culture, sign language, audiology, mental health, behavior management, parenting and administration.

How to Borrow Materials

You must be a resident of Illinois in order to borrow materials. Our standard loan period is four weeks. If items have not been requested by other patrons, they may be renewed on request through email to [email protected]. Requested materials are mailed with return postage included. To become a library member, fill out this membership form also available in Spanish here.

How To Find Books, Videos, and Other Materials

Browse our Online Catalog!

Click here if you want to browse the library catalog.

Free LibraryWorld Search apps are also available for iPhone, iPad
and Android. After installing the apps, set the Library Name to "ISTAC." No password needed.

Once you have found the materials you need, send your request to the librarian using one of the methods listed below. If you need help finding materials, or if you have any questions about our materials or about where to find information, please feel free to contact the librarian via email at [email protected] or via phone at 847-559-0110 extension 257.

Borrowing In Person

The ISRC Library is open to the public during business hours
(9 am to 3 pm), Monday through Friday. Stop by and browse our collection, fill out a library request form and take your materials with you.

Borrowing Via Email

Contact [email protected] and ask for your materials by email. We will mail them to you for a four week loan period, postage paid.

Borrowing Via Phone

Call us at 847-559-8195 during business hours and request a title to be mailed to you. All materials are mailed for a four week loan period, postage paid both ways.

Borrowing Via Fax

Download a library request form and fax it to ISRC at 847-559-8199 and receive your items in the mail, return postage paid.


We want your feedback! When you are finished using the items you check out from the ISRC Library, please take a few minutes to complete the following survey. Then, please return the survey with the library items.

Library Satisfaction Survey (English)
Library Satisfaction Survey (Spanish)

Testing Library Materials

ISRC maintains a Testing Library of pychological tests and assessments, available to qualified professionals. In order to borrow test kits or request copies of test protocols/forms, please download the checkout form below and send it to us. The links below list which kits and protocols are available.

Available Test Kits
Language Assessments
Testing Library Check Out Form
Psychological Testing Guidelines