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The Oak Street Library provides a full-service library circulation point and a research space for patrons, especially those using Library materials housed in Oak Street High Density Storage.

Hours and Location

9am-4pm Monday-Friday (1pm-4pm during breaks)

809 S. Oak Street, Champaign IL

The Oak Street Library is located at 809 S. Oak Street near the intersection of Oak and Daniel Streets. This location is approximately 8 blocks from the Main Library.

During Fall and Spring semesters, the 22 Illini bus comes to First and Daniel, two short blocks east of the OSLF. The northbound Illini (22N) can be picked up at the south door of the Main Library.

Street map of Oak Street Library's location
Street map of Oak Street Library’s location

The service desk can circulate items that were previously requested for pick-up at Oak Street Library, accept returned items from any I-Share library, assist patrons in requesting materials from any I-Share library, and provide general information about the University Library. However, we are not able to provide full reference service.

The reading room provides a space for patrons to use Library materials, especially those housed in Oak Street High Density Storage. This is particularly useful when a patron needs to consult a large number of books, such as multi-volume sets. Unless materials are building-use only, patrons can take items home. Alternatively, they can request that items be set aside for them to use on following days. Besides tables for research and quiet study, the reading room has three public computers connected to scanners and a printer.

Oak Street High Density Storage provides temperature and humidity-controlled storage for over four million items, primarily those with low-circulation histories. Because of the special storage conditions, it is not possible for patrons to browse the shelves. If you’d like to see the storage facility, please see our Tour Information page.