For TOURS, go to the Marshall Gallery on the first floor of the Main Library, just inside the east entrance (1408 W Gregory Dr., Urbana).
For the LIBRARY BASICS session, go to the OLLI offices in the M2 building, downtown Champaign (301 N. Neil St. Champaign).
If you're not sure where to go, call OLLI at (217) 244-9141
The University Library strives to meet the information needs of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute through world class collections, targeted instruction and open events.
As part of the land grant mission, the University Library partners with OLLI to bring members access to the second largest university research library in North America and the largest publicly-supported university research library in the world. As an OLLI member, you are able to check out materials from the library including books and videos, access online databases such PubMed and ArtSTOR as well as read online newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. This guide is meant to introduce you to the many resources of the University Library and help you to find your way around in-person and online. Read more about us here.
If you have any questions, please contact Ask a Librarian.
The Library is essential to the intellectual vitality of the University and attracts talented students, faculty, and scholars to the Urbana-Champaign campus. With more than 14 million volumes, it is one of the world's great research libraries and renowned for the depth and breadth of its collections. The Library is central to the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service, and it is the one campus unit that serves all academic disciplines. You can support us by: