Library Resources

The Barbara Fields Memorial Library

The Barbara Fields Memorial Library, located in Room 403 of the R. Dale Bunch Student Center, contains books, periodicals, and other materials to support the educational and cultural needs of students, faculty, and staff. Computers are available for student use during library hours, which are listed below.

To fulfill its mission the library has entered into a combination of agreements and reciprocal borrowing relationships with other institutions that provide access to materials otherwise unavailable on the College's campus. Membership in Resource Sharing Alliance (a cooperative network of libraries in Central Illinois) provides access to materials in the collections of over 200 libraries in Illinois.

The library also subscribes to several online research resources that give immediate access to digitized versions of professionally-published content such as books, journal articles, popular magazines and the like. These resources can be found below.

The Hammond Reference Collection is also housed in the Barbara Fields Library. This collection of reference information resources, named for the family of Arline H. Bunch, former Executive Vice President, and her sister, Zelma Hammond Shoemaker, former Librarian of the College, is reviewed and monitored to ensure up-to-date information and resources are readily available.

Research Guides

Library guides organized by subject that give you access to all of the library resources like books, ebooks, reference materials, and articles from subscription databases. Plus you'll find links to websites, videos, tutorials, and more.


Contact Information

Location: Room 403
Phone: (309) 692-4092 ext. 4030
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Address: Midstate College
Barbara Fields Memorial Library
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614-3595


Monday-Thursday: 8:00am–8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am–4:30pm

Subscription Databases

Online access to an extensive collection of journals, magazines, reports, legal resources, images, and more.

Library Catalogs

  • Ebook Central
  • Midstate Library Catalog

    The electronic catalog of the Resource Sharing Alliance allows you to search for books in Midstate’s collection, as well as the collections of hundreds of libraries in Central and Western Illinois.

  • Public Library eBooks
    eread Illinois

    Download the APP on your eReader, phone, or PC. Check out books for free!
    User name: Student ID#
    Password: Last 5 digits of your ID