FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I check out bound journals?



You may check out bound journals in the Chemistry Library for 2 (two) hours at a time.


Can I check out Reserve Materials overnight?



The Chemistry Library does not circulate Reserve Materials overnight. Reserve Materials kept overnight are subject to fines.

How much are the fines for returning items late?



Books: Daily overdue fines are not assessed for books. However, once an item is 34 days overdue, a $10.00 processing fee is assessed. See the Main Library's Circulation Policies for more information.
Journals: $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour.
Reserve Materials: $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour. Reserve Materials kept overnight are subject to higher fines.

Do you have change for a dollar?



The Chemistry Library doesn't keep cash on hand, nor does it have a change machine. Your best bet is to try the shops or vending room on the first floor of the Union, or buy a copy card (see next FAQ).
 

Can I print from my laptop?



Check back later--the library has a new printing service for Fall 2012, and printing from a laptop should be available soon.
 

Where can I get a copy card/add value to my copy card?



We don't have a Value Card vendor in the Chemistry Library, but you can buy and add value to copy cards at these locations:
  • Undergraduate Library (Upper Level)
  • Main Library Circulation Area (2nd Floor)
  • Law Library
  • Education and Social Science Library
  • Music Library
  • Grainger Engineering Library
  • CCSO Oregon site
  • CCSO English Building
  • Illini Union CCSO Lab [This is the closest location to CHX.]

You can add value to (but not purchase) copy cards at these locations:
  • Undergraduate Library (Periodicals Area)
  • Physics Library
  • Illini Orange
  • Vet Med Library

More Value/Copy Card Info

When are you open?



Check the Library's semester and break schedules.

Can I bring in my favorite caffeinated beverage to drink while I study?



Except for drinks in sealable containers, patrons may not consume food or beverages in the Chemistry Library. Crumbs and spilled food and beverages on books and other library materials cause irreparable damage and attract insects and rodents (including rats, mice, cockroaches, and silverfish) that eat and destroy paper and pose a very significant health hazard to library users and staff.

Where are the journals?



Our journals are arranged alphabetically and located immediately after the books on our shelving.