Books & eBooks

  • Library Catalog
    Search the Black Hawk College Library catalog, with the option of searching and requesting books from the I-Share consortium, which includes 86 academic libraries in Illinois.
  • WorldCat
    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.


  • BiblioBoard
    The BiblioBoard digital library offers multi user access to hundreds of digital books (including a Classics collection and an OER collection), images, articles, documents, videos and audio from around the world and across time.  Anyone who is physically in Illinois can access the collection without a login. A patron who creates an optional account while in Illinois will be able to access the collection outside the state by logging into their account. This will also give them the ability to download content for offline reading and to add bookmarks and notes.
  • Credo Reference eBooks
    eBooks featuring full-text content from hundreds of reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotation sources and a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to technology.
  • Ebsco-eBooks
    Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. There are more than 135,000 eBooks in this collection, including titles from leading university presses.
  • eRead Illinois
    An eBook and audiobook collection available to Black Hawk College cardholders. The collection contains both fiction and non-fiction. Download eRead Illinois electronic resources to your tablet, computer, or other device.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks
    eBooks featuring full-text content from encyclopedias and specialized reference sources covering a wide range of topics including biography, environment, history, law, literature, medicine and social science.
  • Proquest Ebook Central
    Contains nearly 4000 multidisciplinary eBook titles across various academic subjects.
  • Salem Press Library
    An eBook collection with full-text content in the health, history, literature, science and career fields.