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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How to Find Media

Use this guide to find and utilize media sources.

Find Games

Searching for video games in the Library Catalog is a lot like searching for other types of materials, especially if you know the title. If you want to see games specific to a console:

  1. Go to the Library Catalog
  2. Perform a keyword search for the console using quotation marks (e.g. "PlayStation 2")
  3. On the right side of the page, limit your results to "Software / Computer File" under "Format"

Systems and Consoles

Handheld gaming systems are available for checkout (including Nintendo 3DS and Sony PS Vita) from the Undergraduate Library's Loanable Technology Center. The UGL also has some gaming accessories, e.g. controllers, headphones, and guitars for Guitar Hero.

You can search for gaming accessories in the Library Catalog by searching for the system (e.g. Wii or Xbox), then limit your results to "3D Object" under "Format" on the right side of the page.

Contact the Undergraduate Library Loanable Technology desk for more information.

Gaming Center

The Gaming Center, located on the upper level of the Undergraduate Library, gives students access to a variety of games available as part of the library's collection. With consoles and a large screen TV, the Gaming Center provides opportunities for group experiences and discussions centered on gaming.

Anyone with an i-card can use the Gaming Center. Keys, controllers, and games are available at the front circulation desk for checkout.