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Help Using MPAL

Get Help in MPAL

At the 1st floor desk

  • Reference staff are available from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday during the regular school year. Other staff are available during all open hours. Hours during summer and interim sessions vary.

On the 2nd Floor

  • Monday-Friday afternoons you can get help locating scores or requesting things from Special Collections at the 2nd floor service window.

Get Help From Afar

*Chat and Text services are not staffed by librarians from the Music & Performing Arts Library.

Individual research appointments

Make an appointment by contacting the Music & Performing Arts Librarians via email at mpal@library.illinois.edu.

Or, use our new scheduling software to view specific times available and request an appointment with one of our librarians:

Help with fines and overdue or lost items

Library-related matters such as circulation and fines questions can be directed to the Circulation Desk (217) 333-1173.

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