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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Video Games and Board Games @ UIUC Library: Board Games

Introduction to the video game and board game collections at the University of Illinois Library, including information about location, circulation, and organizations at UIUC related to games.

Suggest a Purchase

Is there a video or board game that we don't currently have in the collection? You can suggest a purchase to the library or contact Mara Thacker, Global Pop Culture Librarian, at

Find Board Games on the Library Catalog

Where are the Board Games Located?

Board games are located behind the front desk at the Music and Performing Arts Library, which is inside the Music Building on 1114 W Nevada St. All board games must be checked out in-person at MPAL.

Circulation Policies

Board games circulate for one week. Games must be returned directly to MPAL when due.

Guide to Call Numbers

Board games can be found in the library catalog using the call number search option under advanced search. The call number for all board games begins with "BOARD," followed by the title of the game. For example, the call number for Arkham Horror is BOARDArkhamHorror.