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 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), visiting librarian for library and information science and research support services, with assistance from Sandy Wolf (MS '93), library operations associate.
Spring 2015 LIS Library Office Hours
January 20 - May 6
Mondays 12 - 4 p.m.
Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May 4 - 8
Monday 12 - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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.