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HPNL is located in Room 246 of the Main Library building.

History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

246 Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801


Hours and Services


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Term I, Break, and Interim

Summer Term II

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 1pm - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 1pm - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Some weekend hours for Slavic Summer Lab.

Hours for Other UIUC Libraries



Library Instruction

HPNL provides course-customized library instruction for all the disciplines we serve (History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and any course in any discipline using newspapers in the curriculum). Learn more about library instruction services in the HPNL:

Circulation Policies

Visit the Central Circulation website for information about courtesy cards, bookstack access, carrels, off campus borrowing, library cards, photocopies, pickups, returns, renewals, saves, searches, and contact information.

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Visit the Interlibrary Loan website for information on how to request materials online using your web browser. Also includes information about fee schedules, copyright, multiple requests, cancellation, condition of loans, shipment, reference, specialservices, payment, deposit accounts, and estimates.


Photocopy machines are available throughout the Main Library, including the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library. Photocopies cost 15 cents per page by coin or 9 cents per page using photocopy or I-Cards. Photocopy cards are available at the circulation desk on the second floor of the Main Library and in the Undergraduate Library. The photocopy card dispenser accepts $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills, but not coins.  Click here for a list of photocopiers in the Library.