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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carle Illinois Virtual Library (CIVL)


COVID-19 Information

Provides links to campus information and resources as well as general information.

COVID-19 Vaccinnes

Provides evidence-based information about vaccine safety and effectiveness, including specific resources for the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Library COVID-19 Response

The University Library’s priority is to serve student and faculty needs while protecting the health and safety of the campus community. We’ve had to think creatively, knowing that some students and faculty are on campus, while others are opting for a residential experience. Here is a summary of our current services. 

  • All UIUC-owned or licensed materials are accessible to members of the campus community, either in print, or online through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service or on-demand scanning, but may take up to 14 days to be processed. Please note, the HathiTrust ETAS will end on June 13.
  • Items that cannot be delivered digitally are available for pickup in the Main Library’s Marshall Gallery or in the Grainger Library Engineering Information Center.
  • Remote reference and research consultations are available through the Ask a Librarian page.
  • Library instruction is available remotely. Please contact a subject specialist or Ask a Librarian to schedule.
  • Our Special Collections units are providing remote services and appointment-based, on-site access, as needed.
  • Individual, quiet study spaces are available through advance booking in the Undergraduate Library and the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center

Libraries & Hours

While many Library spaces are currently not open to the public, we are still here for you! Please see individual libraries, departments, and units listed below for additional information for those locations, including specific services, collections, and hours of operation.


Grainger Engineering Library Information Center

The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center is open by advanced individual seat reservations and limited hours only. No Group Studies or Conference Rooms are available. Click on Individual Seat and EWS Reservations for more information.

Users wanting to print documents, should sign up for a Computer Cluster or Public Terminal/Scanner Reservation at the above link with appropriate lead time. Walk-in Printing Services are available in the Technology Services Computer Lab in the English Building.

Library materials, except course reserves, can be requested for print pickup through the Online Catalog. Click here for more information about Print Pickup.

Reserves course materials are not available for Spring 2021 due to quarantine requirements. There is no browsing of print collections also due to quarantine.

Reference questions and information needs can be emailed to

Books should be returned in the book drop on the southeast corner of the building just opposite the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. Thank you.