Library

Thanks for visiting!

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.

Feedback

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
Protocols
Testing Library Check Out Form
Psychological Testing Guidelines

Reading Lists

The following files contain lists of ISRC library items organized around particular themes and subjects. They are a good way to find out what we have and can help you in searching for more items in the catalog.

ADD/ADHD
Anger/Agression
Assistive Technology
Autism
Cochlear Implants
Deaf Culture
Deaf LGBT
Educational Closed-Captioned Video List
Executive Functioning
Mental Illness
Parenting
Professional Journals
Sign Language
Social Emotional Learning
Spanish
Teen Reading List
Transition

Additional Library Resources

Book Club Kits
The Illinois Service Resource Center has developed book club kits for six books that can be used by teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing for Professional Learning Community type book clubs.

Drum Therapy Kit Activities