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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information for Visitors

This guide details the library services and resources available to visitors at the University and in the community.

Visiting the Library

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home of one of the largest and richest public research library collections in North America. Our collection includes all sizes and types of books, including everything from rare manuscripts to modern texts. The University Library is committed to sustaining and enhancing its print and online collections.

In-Person Visits

Most departmental libraries are open for you to browse and use the reference collections, current journals and/or newspapers as well as circulating collections. Keep in mind that each departmental library has different hours and regulations, so it is best for any visitor to check with the individual library before visiting. If you have questions, please Ask a Librarian!

Library Tours

Are you interested in arranging a tour of the University Library? Please visit our Library Tours website for contact information.