Visiting the Library
Use what we call the Catalog to search the Library's physical and some of our digital collections. The catalog helps you locate books and ebooks, videos, articles, and streaming media available in the Library or online using your Library account. The catalog can also be used to search collections at our partner academic libraries throughout Illinois and the United States.
Begin by doing a simple keyword search for your topic, an author, or title. You can then refine results by material type or location.
If you can't find what you need using our Catalog, try using our databases to locate additional online items such as articles and additional ebooks.
To learn more about using the catalog, see our Using the Catalog guide.
Get a Library card and set up your account.
Borrow, renew, and request things from the Library.
Check out equipment and technology and produce digital media in the Library's Media Lab.
Library support for teaching and research.
Learn how to use the Library and get things from us.
Use the catalog to find books, videos, e-books, streaming media and more.
We're here to help you with your research both online and in person.
Access tools and see examples that will help you cite your sources.
This only searches for web pages in our site.If you're looking for Library materials, use our catalog or databases.