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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information for Allied Organizations

This guide is for affiliated organizations and those holding allied status. Staff members and others associated with these organizations may receive access to library resources and services based on their status.

Using the Library

Research Park employees are welcome to visit the campus libraries, browse materials, and access e-resources on library public computers. Access to the bookstacks in the Main Library is limited to University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, as well as patrons with courtesy cards. Additionally, to borrow books or other materials directly from our libraries, patrons must have an I-card or a courtesy card. For more information on obtaining a courtesy card, contact Central Access Services.

Generally research park employees do not have off-campus access to e-resources because doing so requires a NetID and password (if you think you should have access but do not have login information, ask your supervisor). However, research park employees are welcome to access subscription-based e-resources on public computers within most departmental libraries. For complete information on who can access e-resources, please review this FAQ.

Parking on Campus

Daytime parking on the University of Illinois campus can be difficult. Therefore, it may be more convenient to walk or take public transportation to some destinations. See our map of U of I library locations for library addresses.

The campus parking map shows which spaces are available. Many campus lots are reserved for permit holders only, and your car may be towed if you park in prohibited spaces. Metered parking is also available on several streets near the libraries, though these are often in use.

For additional information on parking at Illinois, contact the Parking Department.

Please note: The metered parking lot to the west of the Main Library Building has five designated accessible parking spaces. The meters do not take coins; you must pay via a couple different parking apps on a smartphone.