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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.

From afar

Individual research appointments

Make an appointment  by contacting the Music and Performing Arts Librarian, via phone 217.244.4072 or email dougan (at) illinois (dot) edu.

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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