With over 13 million printed volumes, the University of Illinois Library is the largest public university research library in the United States. A wide array of departmental libraries—some physical, some virtual—meet the information needs of scholars in every discipline.
Responding to shifts in scholarly communication and the expansion of distance education, the University Library's LIS collections emphasize web-accessible e-journals, e-books, and online databases . . . but books remain important. The central book stacks of the Main Library house many volumes relevant to LIS and related fields, as do the Grainger Engineering Library, Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Communications Library, Business Information Services, and the iSchool's very own Center for Children's Books, among others.
iSchool faculty, staff, and students have access to a variety of on-site services and a robust virtual library. Visit the LIS Virtual Library to learn about recent news, browse new LIS titles, or IM a librarian with your questions.
The LIS Library is managed by Daniel Tracy (MS '12), information sciences and digital humanities librarian.
Summer 2017 hours
To obtain assistance in person (244 LIS) or online (in Blackboard Collaborate), please contact Dan by telephone at (217) 300-8439 or lislib [at] library.illinois.edu (via email) to arrange an appointment time.