The library has many collections that focus on a specific region or area. Many items within these collections are written in languages other than English. Listed are the various area studies collections that may be of interest to international graduate students.
For example, to search for a dictionary in Urdu, use Urdu or Urdu Language as a subject and dictionary as another subject. If looking for a dictionary that uses a language other than English, be sure to include that language as a subject term as well.
Be sure to check the location carefully. Some dictionaries are kept in the Reference collections of libraries and only allowed to be used within the library.
The Library is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that respects and supports the differences and contributions of all students, faculty, and staff of the University of Illinois and the community.
Visit the Library's Diversity and Multicultural Information page to learn about library and community resources available to students, faculty, and staff that foster a more inclusive community.
The Champaign-Urbana area has great resources at two public libraries that you may find useful during your time here at the University of Illinois. The two major public libraries are the Urbana Free Library and the Champaign Public Library. In order to check out books, music, and DVDs from these libraries, you will need to apply for a library card at either public library.