I rely on the virtual new books shelf to guide my extracurricular reading.—MS/LEEP student
LIS Virtual Library
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.
GSLIS faculty, staff, and students have access to a variety of on-site services and a robust virtual library. Visit the LIS 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), interim library and information science and research support services librarian, with assistance from Sandy Wolf (MS '93), library operations associate.
LEEP Weekend hours
Saturday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 18: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. daily (Room 244 LIS only)
Summer II 2014 LIS Library office hours (beginning June 23)
Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Room 244 LIS and online via the Blackboard Collaborate Drop-in Room)
Please feel welcome to drop by in person or in Elluminate about your library-related questions, or just to introduce yourself. You also can reach us via email or phone:
The Library will have significantly reduced hours during Winter Break.
What do library users appreciate about the LIS Virtual Library?
The email help services.—Assistant professor
Online access to LIS full text journals & LIS databases.—MS/LEEP student
Responding to shifts in scholarly communication and the expansion of distance education, the University Library's LIS collections today 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 GSLIS's very own Center for Children's Books, among others.