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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Art & Design: Graphic Design: Find Books

Basic resources available at Ricker Library of Art and Architecture for students of graphic design.

How Do I Find a Book at U of I?

The books you are looking for may be located in a variety of locations, including the Ricker Art and Architecture Library as well as the Main Stacks and many other libraries on campus. Remember, books can be requested through the Library Catalog and delivered to any library on campus. This process usually takes a couple of days. You'll be notified via email when the book is ready for you to pick up.

The best way to find books is to search the Library Catalog. In order to find the books in the library, you need to have the call number and location. If you're logged into your library account, you can use the Library Catalog to send a text of this information to your phone. 


DocExpress is a service to have materials owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana Libraries copied on your behalf to use in your research. There is no charge for faculty, graduate students, and staff, however, undergraduate students pay $5.00 per citation. Undergraduates must contact us with your account information for payment after you place your request.

Most materials are available in 2 business days, however, microfilm and microfiche formats will take longer. This service requires that you provide us with the call number and location of the materials that you need photocopied.  In most cases, a digital scan will be loaded into your ILLiad account.  However, some formats require us to provide a print copy to your campus address.  Login to the UIUC DocExpress pages to learn more or to place your photocopy request for materials here on campus.

How do I find I-Share Books?

If you can't find something in our library catalog, search the I-Share catalog to see if any other college libraries in Illinois have the item available. I-Share is a quick and easy way to borrow books from nearby libraries. Please note: journals/magazines CANNOT be requested through I-Share--you must request these items through Interlibrary Loan.

The I-Share catalog is connected to the Library Catalog and can be searched using Quick Search or Advanced Search. For more help Ask a Librarian.