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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The New Undergraduate Student's Guide to the Biology Virtual Library: Borrowing Books and Journals

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

Borrowing Books and Journals

  • Books. Undergraduate students may check out books from any University library for 4 weeks. CARLI state library consortium loans are generally for 4 weeks for undergraduate students, but may vary. The Chemistry Library in 170 Noyes Lab is a convenient location for students in MCB and IB to pick up and return books.
  • Journals. Please refer to the circulation policies at the website for the library that has materials you are interested in, or contact a librarian for more information (see Basic Information).
  • Reserves. Course Reserves materials for the Schools of Integrative Biology (SIB) and Molecular & Cellular Biology (SMCB) and occasionally other courses are primarily held at the Funk ACES Library. To find reserve items, see Find and Use Course Reserves.
  • Fines. You are responsible for returning materials on time. Check due dates and renew materials with the Online Library Catalog. Click on "My Account," and login with your Borrower Identification Number and last name.

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