The online services, especially the course-specific guides, are great. I appreciate the instructional sessions during the LEEP on-campus sessions.—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.
Fall 2013 LIS Library Office Hours
Office hourse will be held in GSLIS Room 244 or virtually via the Elluminate Drop-In Room using your GSLIS login information.
Monday and Tuesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
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:
What do library users appreciate about the LIS Virtual Library?
The personal contact and interaction with the LIS Library staff—I can ask them just about anything and receive the information I need to know.—GSLIS staff member
Dedicated support for GSLIS students.—MS 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 & Economics Library, and GSLIS's very own Center for Children's Books, among others.