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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

The Biology Librarian is available for reference assistance 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. She offers assistance with locating and using resources and services. Additional services include help with formulating search strategies, locating information on campus, and verifying citations. Please email reference questions to, call (217) 244-2503, or use the online Ask A Librarian service.

Arrange instruction sessions with the Biology Librarian about how to use library resources and related topics by emailing or by calling (217) 244-2503.

The Funk ACES library provides phone chargers, laptop chargers, and headphones for in-library use only. The Undergraduate Library's Media Commons provides a wide array of technology for both inside- and outside-library use.

Study rooms can be reserved by students using the online room reservation system.

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