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Getting Started with the BenU Library

August 19, 2019

Welcome! Below are 5 quick things you can do right now to acquaint (or reacquaint) yourself with the Benedictine University Library.Ernie the Eagle in the Library

  1. Lisle campus students and staff, take a virtual tour of the Library to learn what each floor has to offer.  
  2. Bookmark the Library website ( in your browser so it’s always just a click away.  
  3. When you access the Library’s article databases and eBooks from off-campus, you’ll be automatically prompted to sign in with your BenU Login. Practice logging in now to make sure you’re ready for your first research projects of the term. (Note: If you're a new student, you may not be able to sign in until Aug. 26.)
  4. Try out the search boxes in the “Articles,” “Books & Videos,” and “Journals By Title” tabs on the Library homepage. On the “Books & Videos” tab, also take a moment to explore I-Share. As a BenU student or staff member, you can use I-Share to request print books and DVDs from more than 90 academic libraries in Illinois. If you're looking textbooks, please read our FAQ "Can I borrow textbooks from the Library?"
  5. Follow us on Instagram (@benulibrary) and/or Facebook to receive the latest Library updates and photos.  

There’s plenty more to learn about researching at the BenU Library, which is why librarians are here to help. We’re available in-person on the Lisle and Mesa campuses, as well as by chat and phone. Drop by the Research Center / Reference Desk for assistance or schedule an appointment in advance by submitting a Research Consultation Request Form

We look forward to meeting you. Have a great term!

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Kindlon Hall
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6050


Gillett Hall
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 878-7514