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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The New Graduate Student's Guide to the Biology Virtual Library: Basic Information

This guide introduces the Biology Virtual Library and describes services and resources of interest to the new graduate student in the biological sciences.

Basic Information

  • Contact. Biology Librarian: Kelli Trei
  • The Online Library Catalog, and I-Share catalog. Use the Online Library Catalog to locate and request UIUC books and journals; review your account; and renew items checked out to you. The CARLI I-Share catalog (can be accessed in the Online Library Catalog) has holdings for UIUC campus libraries and the 71 CARLI (Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois) academic libraries throughout Illinois and the Illinois State Library. Items requested via the Online Library Catalog or I-Share catalog can be sent to your office or to the library of your choice for pickup, and you will be notified by email when they arrive.
  • Other Libraries. There are 38 departmental libraries in the UIUC library system. A complete list of UIUC Libraries, with links to their Web pages, is available online. Other campus libraries with collections especially relevant to biology are:
  • Printing. Students and faculty can print from most libraries on campus. Please refer to the Library Computer Services page for more information.
  • Scanning. Scanners are available to the public at Main Library, Undergraduate Library, and Grainger Engineering Library, among others. Please refer to the library computing services page for more information.
  • Public Computer Terminals. Public computer labs maintained by Instructional Computer Services (ICS) are available in several locations on campus.
  • Stacks Access. Please check the website for the specific library you are interested in (see below), or contact a librarian for more information.
  • Library Identification. You must present your I-Card to check out materials. In addition, you should familiarize yourself with the identification codes below for access to various library services:
    • Borrower Identification Number - the 14-digit Library # [ 20111 … ] above the bar code on your I-card.
    • NetID and Password - assigned by Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES); the NetID and password you use to register for classes. If your Borrower Identification Number is not working, ask a librarian for assistance. If your NetID and Password are not working, go to CITES Account Services, Room 1420, Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W. Springfield Ave.

Subject Guide

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Biology Librarian
Biosciences Librarian: Kelli Trei, Liaison to the Schools of Life Sciences in LAS: Molecular & Cellular Biology, Integrative Biology, and the Carl R. Woese Institute of Genomic Biology

Funk ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., M/C 633
Urbana, IL 61801

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