Feature Event

The University Library was fortunate enough to host not one, but three special events to recognize extraordinary faculty and their accomplishments. In ceremonies this past fall, Christopher J. Prom, William H. Mischo, and Clara M. Chu were formally inv …

From The Library Calendar

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:
Original Audubon Prints
John James Audubon published the original edition of Birds of America between 1840-1844. One of the 200 original sets is held in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Located in the foyer outside the Reading Room on the second floor is a display case holding a 1985 facsimile copy by Abbeville Press (purchased by Library Friends in 1987). A different Audubon print is on display each week.