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 Library (Carter G. Woodson Library)


** The Library is closed for in-person services in response to COVID-19**

 The library will provide virtual services during our regular hours.   

Contact us by email at: for any questions, or to schedule a virtual reference chat. 

For virtual instruction requests please email Tamara Townsend,

Ask a Librarian chat​ is available to help you virtually and is staffed 8 am-8 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am-3 pm Saturday. You’ll find it on library pages, library search, and on selected database pages. When librarians are unavailable, patrons can use the chat feature to send a message that will be answered at a later time. 

Library Mission  

The Carter G. Woodson Library serves students of all levels and disciplines and prepares students for utilizing information through databases, books, and periodicals. Its technological approach to library support enables students to effectively perform data-driven and evidence-based research for their courses.                                                                                                                            

Library Resources

The Library offers electronic databases, e-books, print and other resources to support the academic work of students, faculty, and staff as well as individual and group library and information literacy instruction.                        

Search the Catalog and all Library Resources

Encore Search: Advanced Search
Nov. 16, 2017, Important notice!    The Ebsco and Alexander Street databases are not working with Internet Explorer or MS Edge. They work correctly with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Library Databases (Arranged by subject areas)

Library Databases (Alphabetic order with descriptions)

Public Databases (Alphabetic order with descriptions)

Government Databases (Alphabetic order with descriptions) 


Library Electronic Exhibits Click here to see video exhibits.

Links to Historical Resources. Includes visuals, audios, texts, and documents.   

Library Subject Guides 

The Library Subject Guides (LibGuides) were created by our Librarians to assist our students, faculty, and staff with their research needs. In addition to providing links and tutorials on using the Library and its resources, you can also use LibGuides for recommendations on finding books, academic journals, Library databases, and reliable web pages in various disciplines. We are working on adding new guides.

MXC Library Subject Guides


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Last revised February 18, 2020  



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Contact Information

(312) 850-7244
(312) 850-7249
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2300
Chicago , IL 60612
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Spring Semester Hours
March 23, 2020 - Ongoing

Librarians Available virtually during following hours:
Monday - Thursday:  8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm


Related Services

Library Forms

​​Library Interlibrary loan formfLibrary Interlibrary Loan (pdf)
Library Instruction Request
Library Instruction Evaluation Form
Reserve request

Library Policies​

Library Policies (pdf)
Classification for Sound Recordings
Library of Congress Classification (Full Schedule)
LOC Outline