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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ESL Graduate Student Guide

A guide to the University Library for English as a Second Language graduate students.

WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Welcome to the ESL Graduate Student Library Guide!

We are here to help you with your research needs while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The pages in this guide are intended to provide you with information to help you get started using the library and its resources.

If you have any questions, please Ask a Librarian.

About the Library

The University of Illinois Library is one of the largest libraries in the United States with more than 13 million volumes, nearly 30 libraries, and several hundred databases. There are several things you can do to make a library of this size easier to use. Follow the suggestions below to get started!

Library Policies

The library's policies may differ from those of the library in your home country. Please look carefully at the information below to better understand the policies of this library. 

Understanding Libraries

The information below is provided to help you better understand common library terminology used in this country.