Chemistry and Geology Librarian
What happened to the Geology Library?
How can I find out what information is available on a particular subject?
How can I get the material once it is identified?
What about material on Reserve?
The former Geology Library was permanently closed August 6, 2011. About 75% of the print material was moved to the High Density Shelving Facility (HDSF) on Oak Street. This material was either available full text online, or was low use or duplicate material. The other 25% of print material was moved to Grainger Engineering Library. The geologic maps currently remain in the old space; eventually the geologic maps will be moved to HDSF, however first they need better cataloging.
Other material related to geology and associated subjects has always been shelved in other libraries on campus, including Main Stacks, Rare Books, Undergraduate Library, Natural History Survey Library, and other units; that material remains in those unit libraries.
We need to break that question into several parts:
To find out what is available on the UIUC campus in print, use the online catalog. There are several versions of the online catalog; use the one with features that you prefer.
To find out what is available world wide, use some of the many indexes such as GeoRef, World of Science, and WorldCat. Links to these, and many other resources are at: http://www.library.illinois.edu/gex/services/gexfind.html .
Full text online: It is advisable to check for online full text availability
before requesting the print from any of the libraries. Not all of the full text resources appear in
the Online Catalog, and some only after a delay.
The best way to access e-journals is to use the new Find Online Journals & Databases search.
The best way to access e-books is to use Easy Search Advanced
How to get print material from libraries on campus:
The online catalog is the best resource for identifying and locating print material on campus.
If you are in a rush you can go to any of the libraries on campus and check out the material that is there.
You may access the material in the High Density Storage Facility (HDSF) and any other library on campus by using the Request feature of the Online Catalog to have it sent to any library on campus. Faculty and Graduate Students may request most of the material to be sent to their campus mailbox; there is a limited amount of material that is fragile or rare that can only be used in one of the libraries; the online catalog will note that.
How do I find my way around Grainger and other campus libraries?
The Grainger Library website includes floor plans and information about Grainger staff.
These resources may help with other library locations and hours:
I don’t have time to copy material. Is there a way to get someone else to do it?
There is a fee based photocopy service for materials owned by the University Library called
“University of Illinois DocExpress”. To use it, go to the Services web page http://www.library.illinois.edu/irrc/ and click “University of Illinois DocExpress”.
How can I get print material NOT available on the UIUC Campus?
You can use Interlibrary Borrowing to get material not on the UIUC Campus.
First check the I-Share Catalog. If the material is in I-Share, use that catalog to request it. https://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/all/vf/Search/Advanced . Material usually arrives sooner via I-Share.
If the material is not in I-Share Catalog, request the book through Interlibrary Borrowing. Go to the Services page https://loanshark.library.uiuc.edu/illbluestem/illiad.pl , click Login to my ILLiad account, and continue. Make sure you use the correct form for the type of material you are requesting (articles vs books).
I am a student. How can I get material that is on Reserve for a class?
Most of the material on Reserve for Geology classes will be at Grainger Engineering Library. Because Grainger is open more hours than many other libraries on campus, this is an advantage. Check the online catalog to identify what you need http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Search/Reserves , and then go to the Grainger circulation desk to ask for it.
Reserve materials are located behind the main circulation desk on the first floor. A searchable reserve database is located at the circulation desk for use by the public. Most Reserve materials can be checked out at the circulation desk for two hours. All Reserve Materials are Building Use Only. There are NO overnight check out periods for Reserve materials, even on weekends.
I am an Instructor. How do I put material on Reserve for my class?
For Grainger Reserves:
Requests for materials to be placed on reserve should be submitted 6 weeks before the beginning of each semester. Please email email@example.com to request materials be put on reserve. Please include department, course number and title. Please prepare class notes, readings, and homework solutions, etc. by inserting them in three-ring binders and bringing subsequent additions prepared to be inserted in the binder.
Geology Virtual Library Portal
UIUC Library Gateway
Resources for Distance Teaching
Resources for Distance Learning (See " Take us with you")
Services for Faculty
Services for Graduate Students
Services for Undergraduate Students
Services for Users with Disabilities
Services for Visitors
Library Mobile Website
Contact the Geology Librarian for help: