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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

HPNL's COVID-19 Response

A guide to using the Library during the Fall 2020 semester. Intended for patrons of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, and the African American Research Center

We're here to help you with your research in the following subjects:

  • African American Studies,
  • History,
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Philosophy,
  • Religious Studies,
  • And any research using newspapers as primary sources.

Email us at, and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please also use this email for inquiries about books or microforms from our collections that might be charged to your account.

HPNL Office Hours

We are on call Monday through Friday, from 9:00 to 5:00, for virtual research consultations. We will respond to all research consultation requests as quickly as possible, usually within half an hour. Please schedule a consultation by emailing us (

General Library Information

For more general information about access to library resources during the campus shutdown, please see the Library's COVID-19 page.