Central Access Services



Stacks Access

Main Stacks Access

In the interest of preserving an environment conducive for scholarship and research, the UIUC Library limits entrance to its Main Bookstacks primarily to faculty, staff, and students currently employed by or enrolled in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. UIUC faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff are granted entrance upon presentation of a valid I-Card, as are some courtesy card holders. University Laboratory High School students may request stacks access at the Main Circulation Desk with prior approval from the University High School Librarian.

Unaffiliated users with research needs may request a temporary exception to this policy. Written requests should be addressed in advance to Richard Stokes at rstok2@illinois.edu.

Please note that upon presentation of valid identification any resident of the state of Illinois, as well as many unaffiliated users not mentioned above, may apply for a courtesy borrowing card that will entitle them to have materials retrieved from the Bookstacks for their use.  Please inquire about this service at the Main Circulation Desk.