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Oak Street Reading Room

The Oak Street Reading Room

The Reading Room provides a space for patrons to use Library materials housed in Oak Street High Density Storage. This is particularly useful when a patron needs to consult a large number of books, such as multi-volume sets. Unless materials are building-use only, patrons can take items home. Alternatively, they can request that items be set aside for them to use on following days.

Besides tables for research, the reading room has a public computer connected to a multi-function printer capable of scanning, copying, and printing.


Hours and Location

9am-4pm Monday-Friday (May be reduced to 1pm-4pm during breaks)

809 S. Oak Street, Champaign IL


The OSLF is located at 809 S. Oak Street near the intersection of Oak and Daniel Streets. This location is approximately 8 blocks from the Main Library.

During Fall and Spring semesters, the 22 Illini bus comes to First and Daniel, two short blocks east of the OSLF. This bus can be picked up at the south door of the Main Library.

map of the Oak Street Library Facility's location


Requesting Materials

When requesting materials in the online catalog, select "UIUC OAK ST. DESK" in the "Choose pick-up location" menu.

Materials from the locations listed below will be available for pick-up the following business day, and will be held for one week. (If there are circumstances where you need more immediate access, please phone the Oak Street High Density Storage staff at 265-9476.)

Materials from other "Oak Street ..." locations must be picked up at the library listed in the location information.

Materials from other libraries on campus will usually be available for pick-up in one or two business days. You will receive an email when the materials are ready.