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Reference Room Guide

International Reference @Illinois

IAS Library

Room 321 Main Library

1408 W. Gregory Dr.

Urbana, IL  61801

(217) 333-1501

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International and Area Studies Library Equipment

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For questions about library technology please contact: Library Circulation Desk at (217) 333-1501.


A black and white public printer is available in Room 321 in the IAS Library. Printing is $0.10 per page. A public color printer is available on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.


A photocopier is located in Room 319 in the IAS Library. There will no longer be any way to “load” money on Value Cards or I-cards for use in the copy machines (other reasons to load dollar amounts on I-cards, for example for meal plans, will be unaffected).  Campus Vending can no longer support the Value Card machines on campus due to the technology being obsolete and parts to fix the machines are no longer available. Patrons wanting a refund for the remaining copy cash on their cards may contact Lori Holmes:  Via email lholmes@illinois.edu or by calling 217.300.5914 to arrange for a refund.


A flat bed scanner and BookEye Scanner are available at the Room 321 in LAS Library. Instructions for the BookEye Scanner can be found here. Two Microform Digital Scanners are located in Room 319. There is no charge for use of any scanners.

Microfilm Readers

Microfilm reader is available at Room 319a.


Workstations for library research are available at Room 321.Microsoft Office applications are available at Library workstations to enable printing of existing documents. We want to ensure that any work you begin on the computers will not be lost,so your work should be saved to a USB drive.In the event that the computers lose power or restarts,anything saved to the local drive will be erased.

Public computer workstations in the Library do have sound cards. However, users must supply their own headphones to listen to music or to watch videos on Library computers.

Personal Laptops / Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi access at the Library is free to visitors with laptop computers or hand-held personal digital assistants (PDAs). It is available throughout the Library building.

Please note that you cannot print from your laptop. Use a Library workstation if you plan to print your research.

Technical requirements

Log in

If you are a visitor to campus, please connect to the UI Public Wireless, where you will be prompted to provide some information about yourself before gaining access to the Internet. If you are a student, please connect to UIUCNet or IllinoisNet and login with your NetID.

For more information about Wi-Fi on campus please go here.

Audiovisual Equipment

Audiovisual editing and viewing equipment is available for visitors, students, faculty, and staff at the Undergraduate Library.