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As an undergraduate, I found the vast, high, light-filled reading room to be a sort of temple of learning—most of which I despaired of ever mastering—and in graduate school, after taking courses on the use of the library for research, I was even more awed by how much of human knowledge is contained in that building. Illinois is a great university, and the Library is its heart.

— Roger Ebert

BS, 1964

Library Fact:
The University Library holds more than 13 million volumes.
The Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest public university library in the country.