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Monahan Library

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The Monahan Library contains approximately, 30,000 books and audiovisual items in its collection. The library subscribes to nearly 90 magazines and five newspapers.

Collection Development

The Monahan Library supports the curricular programs of the college, supplies materials for professional growth, cultural development, recreational activities, and acts as an information center for the total college population. In addition, it seeks to serve the citizens of Logan County, consistent with these functions and within the limits of it resources. The library strives to create an atmosphere where the pursuit of knowledge is respected by all.

The Monahan Library contains approximately, 30,000 books and audiovisual items in its collection. The library subscribes to nearly 90 magazines and five newspapers. Materials are purchased following guidelines specified in the library’s collection development policy. library Services has the primary responsibility for the selection and de-selection (weeding) of materials. Input from faculty members and other library patrons is welcomed and encouraged.

To suggest an item, click here.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Requests


The library participates as a lender and a borrower. Available methods for delivery include: courier, fax, U.S. postage, commercial delivery services.


Books, DVD's, and journal articles may be requested. All journal article requests must comply with copyright law. Reference and reserve materials do not circulate. Requests may be submitted in person,or via online request form.

To request interlibrary loan materials, click here.


The library does not process interlibrary loan requests for materials that have a current year copyright date, are owned by the library but are in use, are genealogical in nature or resources that are used in doing genealogy research, or are owned by the Sterling Public Library. Research-oriented requests will get priority processing above leisure reading and video requests. All patrons wishing to borrow materials from other libraries must:

  • Complete a separate interlibrary loan request for each title being requested.
  • Limit request to three popular videos, audio books, and fiction titles per month per patron.
  • Limit research-oriented requests to six per patron at a time. Exceptions may be made for faculty members conducting research.


Requests will be processed within one workday. Borrowed materials will be processed and the patron notified within one workday after material is received.


All patrons will be assessed a $1.00 per day fine for overdue interlibrary loan (ILL) materials. Northeastern faculty and staff will not be exempt from fines for interlibrary loan items.


No renewals will be allowed for items borrowed from other libraries. If you request a book or video via interlibrary loan, please make it a priority to use this material by the due date specified.


We will not reorder the same book/video from another library if you fail to utilize the material within the borrowing period specified by the original lending library.

Difficult to locate materials

If your request is difficult to process, we will request from out of state lenders to borrow the material. This may result in slower delivery time.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.