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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Library Orientation For Parents: Home

A guide to refer to when your student calls for help.


During the Fall and Spring semester, the Undergraduate Library and Grainger Engineering Library are open 24 hours a day five days a week. These libraries open Sunday at 10 a.m. and are open continuously until Friday at 10 p.m. Saturday hours are 10am to 10pm.


Library services designed for your student.


The fastest way to get help with research is to instant message a librarian. This website explains our virtual librarian service: Ask A Librarian

For personalized research help insist your student visit our Librarian's Office Hours. They can get in-depth research help for all questions.

There are a number of article databases your student has access to as well. Visit any library for more information.

Research Help

Undergrad Library Information

Subject Guide