The SHS collection contains approximately 31,000 volumes. There is a special collection of books on Adlai E. Stevenson. All books are accessible through our on-line book catalog.
A current magazine subscription list is available at the circulation desk. We provide access to many magazines and journals through online services such as Ebsco, Proquest, JStor and others (see "Magazines, Academic Journals... under Databases by Subject). Look for title lists in the various databases services to see which magazines are offered and their coverage dates.
Newspapers are kept in hard copy for two months. These include USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Herald, The New York Times, The Lincolnshire Review, and The Buffalo Grove Countryside. Regional, national, and international newspapers are available online in Ebsco, Proquest and Newsbank, (including the Chicagoland Newspaper collection providing full-text of local papers.) Look for title lists in the various databases services to see which newspapers are offered and their coverage dates. A newspaper archive of many U.S. papers, (including the Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal) are available in the Proquest Historical Newspapers, some going back to the mid 1800s. Newsbank provides America's Historical Papers- 1690-2000. There are also other selected newspapers on microform going back to 1763.
Online Subscription Database Services
The library provides a wealth of information through online subscription services. These databases provide access to reference books, magazines, newspapers and other information from reliable, known print publishers and news agencies. They are directly accessed from any computer in the building via the ILC pages and provide a virtual 24/7 library for all students and staff. They are also accessible from home using a user id and password (ask at the circulation desk).
The archives are a collection of materials and memorabilia related to the history of Stevenson High School and its community. These are kept separately from the regular collection. Marianne Johnson (x4359) serves as our archivist. Archive materials must be used on-site and may not leave the ILC.