Photo of the newly renovated library

The Harold & Jean Miner Memorial Library collection includes books relating to the curriculum, magazine and journal subscriptions, audiobooks, DVDs and videos, children’s, young adult, and adult fiction books, and access to a variety of online databases. The library also offers group and quiet study rooms, as well as access to computers and printing.

The Student Success Center, on the upper level of the Miner Memorial Library, is home to Tutoring Services and our Teaching and Learning Center.

Tutoring Services offers assistance in most core subjects, including writing for any course, math, accounting, and some sciences. In-person tutoring services are located in the Student Success Center, and online tutoring services offer a way to get help without having to leave home.

The Teaching and Learning Center promotes student success by supporting faculty in their pursuit of excellence in teaching. We provide professional development, training, and resources to help educators create engaging and effective learning experiences.‚Äč

For a map of the Student Success Center: download this PDF.

Library mission statement

The Miner Memorial Library plays a key role in the educational and cultural development of Kankakee Community College and the residents of District 520. We are a central point of engagement for access to information, knowledge building, reading, and cultural activities. Teaching, learning, and innovation are critical to our mission, which is to empower all members of the community we serve with the skills needed to succeed in life.


Student Success Center tours and library instruction can be tailored to specific needs:

  • KCC users - KCC professors may request orientation sessions and specialized instruction on using library resources for their classes. These sessions can be tailored to specific needs of the class or specific assignments. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible, preferably no later than one week before the session.
  • Community members - Tours are available for community groups or individuals not affiliated with KCC. Arrangements for all tours must be made a minimum of seven days in advance and are subject to staff availability. To arrange for a tour, contact Tracy Conner at 815-802-8403 or tconner@kcc.edu.