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), librarian for library and information science.
Spring 2017 hours (January 30 - May 1)
Note: The LIS Library will have significantly reduced hours during winter break. All libraries on campus will be closed December 23 - January 2. This includes the chat service as well. LIS Office Hours will resume Monday, January 30, for the spring semester.
LIS Library office hours in 244 LIS and online in Blackboard Collaborate for Spring 2017 are Mondays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please call (217) 300-8439.
If you can't make those hours and your question(s) can't be answered easily by email, please contact Dan directly lislib [at] library.illinois.edu (via email) to arrange an appointment time.