The Library is essential to the intellectual vitality of the University and attracts talented students, faculty, and scholars to the Urbana-Champaign campus. With over 12 million volumes, it is one of the world's great research libraries and renowned for the depth and breadth of its collections. The Library is central to the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service, and it is the one campus unit that serves all academic disciplines. One very specific and tangible way to get involved and contribute to the success of the library and the campus is to help supply a "The Library Is Looking For" item or service. Consider becoming a Friend of the Library today!