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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Using the Library Catalog

This guide explains how to log into an account, search the catalog, and how to renew and request items.

Library Catalog

The University of Illinois Library Catalog is a database of all the Library's materials, including books, journals, newspapers, e-books, videos, microfilms, and much more! You can use the Library Catalog to:

  • Log into your catalog account
  • Search for items at the University of Illinois
  • Request items and have them delivered to any library on campus
  • View items you have checked out and renew items online
  • Save searches and get updates when new items are added
  • Save, organize, and retrieve library records from any device

If any item is not available in the University of Illinois Library Catalog, you can search within the I-Share catalog, which includes most academic libraries in the state of Illinois. You can also easily toggle between searching the U of I collection and I-Share within the catalog. 

Do you still have questions after reviewing this guide? Here is a brief video on how to get help and give feedback.