Melick Library

The campus of Eureka College
Contact Information
301 E. College Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530-1563
Main Phone: (309) 467-6380
Fax: (309) 467-6386
Anthony Glass, Library Director & Archivist, (309) 467-6382
Kelly Fisher, Public Services Librarian, (309) 467-6892
Jennifer Rockey, Access Services, (309) 467-6381
James Perry, Multimedia Services, (309) 467-6390
Library and Computer Study Center
Regular Hours (when school is in session)
Mon–Thurs: 7:45 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sat: 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Sun: Closed
Term Break and Summer Hours
Mon–Fri: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sat–Sun: Closed
Regular Reference Assistance Hours
Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Finals Week Hours:
Sat. Dec. 3 – Closed
Sun. Dec. 4 – 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 5 – 7:45 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tues. Dec. 6 – 7:45 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 7 – 7:45 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thurs. Dec. 8 – 7:45 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 9 – 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Winter Break Hours
Dec. 12-Dec. 22 & Jan. 3-10
M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

[Dec. 23-Jan. 2 – Closed]

Regular hours resume Jan. 11, 2017.

Your Online Library

Whether you are an online user or on-site researcher, Melick Library is your destination for information. We are a mix of the traditional and the cutting edge when it comes to resources, and our membership with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) adds even more to the range of research opportunities available to you. The I-SHARE catalog can be accessed 24/7, allowing you to place requests for over 35 million materials from over 85 academic and research libraries throughout the state.

You can access our licensed databases from anywhere in the world through our proxy server, which is a huge benefit to our many students enrolled in our weekend cohort programs, commuter students, as well as our students pursuing internships.

But, Melick Library is also a place where you can come for coffee, meet up to work on a group project, hammer out a paper in the computer lab… there aren’t many things that DON’T happen at the library throughout the year, so keep your eyes on this space as we keep you posted on the latest events, presentations, and happenings here at Melick Library.

Anthony R. Glass

Director, Melick Library and College Archivist

General Information


Melick Library is named in honor of Wesley M. Melick and Clinton F. Melick, major donors to the library. The building was dedicated on September 28, 1967 by Ronald Reagan. The library houses the library collection and services plus the college’s archives, audiovisual department, classrooms, and a computer study center.

Facilities and Services

Handicap Access

Fully handicap accessible with an elevator located by the Circulation Desk and an entrance ramp located at the northeast corner of the building.

Gammon Room

Located on the main floor, used for study and relaxation as well as special events such as receptions, art exhibits, and book reviews.

Photocopiers and Microfilm Reader/Printers

Located on the main floor near the staircase. Copies cost 5 cents each. Transparencies cost $1.00 each and may be purchased through the library.

Fax Machine

Faxes may be sent for $1.00 flat fee payable at the circulation desk.


The Computer Study Center, located in the lower level, contains 16 computers reserved for the use of Eureka College students, faculty, and staff. It also serves as the Information Literacy classroom.

Reference area computers are open to the public. Reference computers contain access to the library’s online catalog, electronic book and journal databases, and world wide web access.

There is no up-front charge to print information from the computers in the reference area and Computer Study Center. The cost of printing will be deducted from students’ individual printing accounts monitored by computer services. Public patrons may print at a cost of 5 cents a page.

Policies for equipment and Internet usage can be found on the policies page.