Main Library

1408 W. Gregory, Urbana, 333-2290

Contact the Information Desk (333-2290) in the main library for information about hours and circulation.  The Undergraduate Library (333-1031) is located underground directly south of Foellinger Auditorium.  Materials are housed in the central book stacks of the Main Library and Undergraduate Library, as well as more than 35 departmental libraries.  As collections have expanded, many items have been moved to the Oak Street Storage Facility and take a few extra days to acquire.  You can make on-line requests to have books sent to a single location or to your on-campus mailbox.

The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (333-1509) is currently located in Room 246 of the Main Library and is a quiet, comfortable, and convenient on-campus workplace.  It contains the current and back issues of history journals, important history monographs, and critical databank resources.  This departmental library serves as the site for reserve materials needed for history course readings.

Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St., 367-4057


Champaign Public Library

505 S. Randolph, 403-2000

To obtain a library card, present in person a photo ID and proof of residency in either city, e.g. mail with printed address in Champaign and postmarked mail in Urbana, at the above locations.  The public libraries are members of the Lincoln Trail Libraries System and house collections of best sellers, books on tape, children’s books, videos and DVDs, CDs, and magazines.  The Urbana Free Library has recently been remodeled, while the Champaign Public Library is undergoing construction.