The Geology Library closed in the summer of 2010. The Chemistry Library in Noyes Lab, the Mathematics Library in Altgeld Hall, and the Library of the Health Sciences in the Medical Sciences Building will remain open.
The Biology collection is permanently housed at the Funk ACES Library. Most of our journals, and an increasing number of books, are available electronically so you can access them anywhere.
Graduate students and faculty will still be able to get volumes sent to their offices by using the UIUC Campus Mail option in the online catalog. However, you will not be able to return books to the old Biology Library location after the summer of 2011. The Chemistry and Mathematics libraries will be the closest locations for picking up or returning books.
The School of Integrative Biology and the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology are still finalizing plans for the space, but in general the former Biology Library space will be used for the advising offices, computer labs, and student work spaces. Stay tuned for more information.
There will probably be study space incorporated in to the plans for the Biology Library space. In addition, the Chemistry, and Mathematics libraries are available. The Grainger Engineering Library and the Undergraduate Library are open 24/5 and the Funk ACES Library is open until 3AM Sunday through Thursday.
There are a few options for you. First, you can put your material on reserve at the Funk ACES Library, where the Biology materials are currently housed. Secondly, we can put items on temporary reserve at other library locations, e.g. Chemistry, Grainger or the Undergraduate Library. Contact the Biosciences Librarian for assistance in submitting a reserve request. Choose the option that you think is better for you and your students.
This doesn't change. Contact the Biosciences Librarian, Kelli Trei. We still have as much money to buy books and journals as ever.
Please contact Kelli Trei at email@example.com or (217) 244-2503 with questions or comments, or to schedule an appointment.