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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Video Games and Board Games @ UIUC Library: Home

Introduction to the video game and board game collections at the University of Illinois Library, including information about location, circulation, and organizations at UIUC related to games.

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Suggest a Purchase

Is there a video or board game that we don't currently have in the collection? You can suggest a purchase to the library or contact Mara Thacker, Global Pop Culture Librarian, at

About the Collection

The University Library Games Collection consists of over 1,000 video games and over 150 board games, available to circulate for library patrons. The collection used to be housed at the Undergraduate Library, but with Undergrad's closing, the games came under the management of the Global Popular Culture collection. Video games can now be found in the Main Stacks, while board games are housed at the Music and Performing Arts Library.

Fast Facts about the Collection  × Over 1,000 video games and 150 board games Games playable on 15 consoles and PC Over 100 games each for the Xbox 360, DS, PlayStation3, PlayStation 4, and Wii consoles Board games in multiple languages, including English and Japanese Campaign books and starter guides for tabletop games


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