Central Access Services

Information for Departments with Visiting Scholars or other Guests

Full access to library resources (including interlibrary loan material and electronic resources) can only be provided to patrons who have a recognized affiliation with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a faculty, staff, or student.  Central Access Services staff persons are unable to authorize access to these resources. 

Visitors not meeting these requirements may apply for a library courtesy card on the second floor of the Main Library at the Main Stacks Circulation desk.  Courtesy cards will be completed in the order received and mailed to the patron.  Courtesy cards provide limited access to library material from the Urbana campus. Immediate access to library material is not available.  In addition, courtesy cards do not provide access to electronic resources, interlibrary loan material or items from I-Share libraries.  Most courtesy cards do not provide Main Stacks access. Please follow the link for additional courtesy card information and application procedures.

Library policy questions may be directed to Sue Searing, Associate University Librarian for Services.


Information for Visitors

Additional information for Visitors may be found at the links listed below.

Library Visitor Information 

Network Access for Campus Visitors