Urban Community Studies Research Guide

Research in Inner City and Urban Community Studies


Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm

Friday 10am-5pm


UCS Librarian

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Robin Harris
(773) 256-2148

Welcome to the CCICS Library

                            The CCICS Library

The NEIU Library at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies is located on the 6th and 7th floors of the CCICS Campus at 700 East Oakwood Boulevard in Chicago. The branch includes significant holdings in the social sciences and the humanities, particularly as they document, relate, and present the African and African-American experience. Collections include circulating items, selected monographs on reserve, reference and periodical literature.

Our holdings are cited within the Northeastern Illinois University Catalog as well as the Illinois I-Share Catalog and the OCLC World Catalog known as World Cat. We also provide full access to the online database collections as subscribed to and selected by our professional staff of librarians.

Our Services

  • Full-service reference and circulation services
  • Interlibrary loan pick-up/drop off
  • Subject librarian and library instruction
  • Individual research consultations
  • Learning Success Center tutors
  • Textbook Collection and Reserves
  • Popular Reading Collection
  • Computers
  • Printer/copier
  • Private study rooms
  • Group study space

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