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Summer 2014 Hours:

Monday-Friday

1:00pm-5:00pm

Closed on weekends
               May 26
               July 4

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(217) 333-0827


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How To Find Us

From Out of Town

Driving East on I-72:

Take I-72 directly into town. I-72 will become University Avenue. Travel approximately 3 miles on University Avenue and turn right on S. 6th Street. Travel south approximately 1 mile. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your left after you cross Armory Avenue. Please note that 6th Street is one-way going south until you cross Armory Ave and two-way traffic resumes.

Driving East on I-74:

Take Exit 182 for Neil Street. Turn right on N. Neil. After 1.5 miles, turn left on E. Springfield Avenue. Turn right on S. 6th Street. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your left after you cross Armory Avenue. Please note that 6th Street is one-way going south until you cross Armory Ave and two-way traffic resumes.

Driving West on I-74:

Take Exit 183 for Lincoln Avenue. Drive south on N. Lincoln Ave for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right on W. Pennsylvania Ave. Turn right on S. 6th Street. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your right after you cross Gregory Drive. Please note that after you cross Armory Avenue, 6th Street becomes one-way going south.

Driving South on I-57:

Exit on to I-74 E. After approximately 2 miles, take Exit 182 for Neil Street. Turn Right on N. Neil Street. After 1.5 miles, turn left on E. Springfield Avenue. Turn right on S. 6th Street. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your left after you cross Armory Avenue. Please note that 6th Street is one-way going south until you cross Armory Avenue and two-way traffic resumes.

Driving North on I-57:

Approximately 15 miles south of Champaign, take exit 220 for US-45 toward Pesotum/Tolono. US-45 becomes Dunlap Street and then turns in to Neil Street. After approximately 13 miles turn right on W. Kirby Avenue. Turn left on S. 4th Street. Turn right on E. Peabody Drive. Turn left on S. 6th Street. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your right after you cross Gregory Drive. Please note that after you cross Armory Avenue, 6th Street becomes one-way going south.

 

Parking on Campus

 

Although not marked on the campus parking map, the parking lot to the west of the Main Library Building is a metered parking lot that does not require a parking permit. Meters are typically not enforced in this parking lot after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Please read the parking meter for enforcement policies. This parking lot also has five designated handicap accessible parking spaces.

Please note: Daytime parking on the University of Illinois campus can be difficult, and it may be more convenient to walk to some destinations. Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. visitors may park in metered spaces along streets and in metered spaces in parking lots and facilities indicated in gray on the campus parking map. Check out our virtual maps for more details. All other campus lots are reserved for permit holders only and your car may be towed if you park in prohibited spaces. University lots are open to visitors after 6 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, subject to posted restrictions. In addition to campus facilities, a municipal lot is located on Green Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Meters are $1 an hour in 20 minute increments.

For more information regarding the UIUC Library, please view the Main Library’s Introduction to the Library.

 

Taking the Bus

Many city buses make stops at the Main Library. To plan your route, visit Champaign-Urbana’s Mass Transit District.

 

Finding Us Inside the Main Library

If you are brave and fit, you can take the large staircase that begins by the North and South entrances (next to a large bronze statue at both entrances) all the way to the fourth floor.

If you are coming from the South entrance, turn right once you reach the last step. Turn left at the end of the hall and all the way down at the North end of the hallway, you will find the entrance of the Map Library on your left.

If you are coming from the North entrance, turn left at the top of the stairs. You’ll take a small jog around a partial partition in the hall and the entrance to the Map Library will be on your right.

For the rest of us, there’s the elevator!

If you are entering from the North, turn right at the large bronze statue, go up the first small set of steps and walk through the wooden double doors. The elevator will be in a recess to your left. If you are unable to take the small set of stairs, go through the next door way and turn right. This will lead to a concrete ramp and the elevator will be to your right at the top of it.

If you are entering from the South, travel north down the long hallway. Before reaching the exit, there will be a small open doorway on your left with a concrete ramp. Go up the ramp and turn right. The elevator will be there.

Take the elevator the fourth floor. Turn right out of the elevator. Turn right at the T in the hall. Continue down the hall and around a partial partition in the hall. The Map Library will be on your right.