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

Resources and services offered to graduate students (and others) in the UIUC Chemistry Library.

University Library Resources Access

Some resources provided by the University Library may require NetID/password access from non-campus computers. An automatic prompt will occur for those resources that require this.  For any questions, please call the Chemistry Library at (217) 333-3737 or email

SciFinder and Beilstein/Gmelin via Reaxys require users to register with an email address.  For more information, please see the Chemistry Library website.



  • Reference. The Chemistry Librarian is available for reference questions.  Simply email Mary Schlembach at

  • Instruction Sessions. Arrange sessions with the Chemistry Librarian about how to use library resources and related topics. Email Mary Schlembach, Chemistry Librarian.

  • New Books Lists. New books received are posted on a rolling basis.

  • Scanners. There is a planetary scanner available. At this time, email is not an option. Please bring a thumb drive to save scanned documents.

  • Photocopying. There are no copiers in the Chemistry Library. Materials may be checked out and photocopied in home departments or with a SCS chemistry account number in the mailroom.

  • Small Study Rooms. There are two Small Study Rooms available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each Small Study Room will accommodate four people maximum.

  • Group Study Room. The Group Study Room will accommodate eight people and will have an interactive media table, LCD monitor, and video conference equipment.

  • Conference Room. The Chemistry Library Conference Room is available during regular library hours. Reservations must be made with your email account. All users of the conference room who intend to use the equipment must be trained by SCS Computing staff. A maximum reservation length for the conference room is four hours. To make a reservation, please go to the Conference and Group Room Reservations page.

  • Public Terminals. There are several Library public computers available for all users. Please be considerate if others are waiting.

Subject Guide

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Chemistry Library
170 Noyes Lab
505 Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-3737
Subjects: Chemistry