You may use Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) Library Services if you are a student or faculty member engaged in off-campus and distance education courses offered through the University of Illinois' Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning Education Programs. Students enrolled in classes that meet on-campus or who live in Urbana, Champaign, or Savoy will be directed to the appropriate departmental library for their library needs.
Depending on what you request, there may be a charge. Please note - You must be enrolled in a Center for Innovation for Teaching and Learning class for the following to apply:
If you live in or near Illinois and an I-Share library:
If you do not live in or near Illinois:
You have two options. If you live in Illinois in the vicinity of an I-Share member library, you can order the book through the I-Share catalog and pick it up at an I-Share library when you receive email notification that it is available.
If you do not live in Illinois or if you do not have access to an I-Share member library, you should try to check the book out from a library in your community. If your local library does not have the book, it should be able to order it for you through interlibrary loan.
Your i-card is your student ID. You need it to access a wide variety of services from the University of Illinois including, but not limited to, library resources. For your convenience, your library card number is located on your i-card and the number starts with 20111-.
Library accounts are created from the library website. The form requires your name, email address, chosen user ID and password, your borrower ID number found on your i-Card, and the library you are affiliated with, i.e. the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Refer to the Using the Library Catalog guide for more details.
Your NetID is a name assigned to you that is unique across all University of Illinois campuses. It serves as your login to many University computing and networking services and also determines your University email address, which is NetID@illinois.edu. For more information about your NetID, your password and other networking accounts, please contact Technology Services. If you have forgotten your password, or want to change your current password, you can do so from the NetID Password Manager.
You need your NetID and password to log in to the library’s proxy server. To use many resources available through the library, you will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password.
A technical problem may cause the the library’s website, the catalog, or another online resource to become temporarily unavailable. To check the status of the library’s system, visit the IT Help Desk website and look under System Status and Service Alerts.
In addition, some resources only allow a limited number of users to connect simultaneously. If your connection is initially unsuccessful, try again later.
To report a problem connecting to a database or online journal, visit Online Journals & Databases, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the feedback form for "Report a problem." Please include as much information as you have about the problem, including the name of the resource you are trying to access.
It depends! Use the library's Borrowing Privileges website to determine when you need to return an item.
You can view your checked out items from the My Account page. You can also track and cancel requests, view pick-up notifications, renew material, and view fines.
Overdue notices are sent to your @illinois.edu email address.
If you have access to an I-Share library, material from the University of Illinois Libraries may be returned to any I-Share member library.
You can also return material directly to us via an insured carrier (FedEx, UPS, or U.S. mail). If a return book shipment is lost in the mail, you are responsible for a $125 fine per book; therefore, you are encouraged to insure the book. Material borrowed by students during on-campus visits can also be returned to us; we'll make sure it gets back to the lending library.
Please mail your books to the exact address below:
University of Illinois Library
128 Library ILL/DD; MC-522
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
A "VPN" is a Virtual Private Network. A VPN system is used to create a secure connection between one computer and another computer or network. As an affiliate of the University of Illinois, you can download and install a VPN for more secure access to University resources, including the library. Visit the Technology Services website to download the University's most recent VPN software.
If you are a graduate student enrolled in an CITL course, you may request writing assistance through Writers Workshop.