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University Library Hours

Library Hours

Prairie Research Institute Library 
Monday - Friday 
8:30am to 5:00pm

Find Us

1816 South Oak St.
Champaign, IL. 61820 

bus routes 

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Virtual Book Displays


Check out our new virtual Pinterest book displays on a variety of topics.


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Quick Guide


Library Quick Guide

Librarian:  Beth Wohlgemuth, 244-4907
1027 Forbes Natural History Building,
1816 S. Oak St. MC-652

Illinois Natural History Survey Library Resources Website
Prairie Research Institute Library, 217-333-6892

**NEW**  Check out the new Library Resources Orientation Guide for more help

Identification for Library Users:

I-Card:  Required to check out materials at the University library and I-Share libraries
Borrower ID:  On I-Card, begins with 2011... Required for requesting from the University library and I-Share Catalogs.

Active Directory: If you are off campus you will be able to access licensed resources with your NetID and Active Directory password.  Not sure what your Active Directory Password is?  Click here for more info.

NetID and Password:  Required for Interlibrary Loan requests. Click here for more information about NetIDs.

Manage your passwords
CITES offers password reset options and help

NESSIE:  For best results, be sure e-mail, phone and campus mail address are up to date in NESSIE.

Courtesy Borrowing Cards
Illinois residents not affiliated with the University of Illinois are eligible to borrow University Library materials, including materials in the Institute Library, with this card.

Online Catalogs (finding books and journals)

University Library Easy Search
The University Library's interface for quickly finding books, journals, articles, e-resources, references and web pages.  It searches a broad selection of sources and has links to the Library's primary online resources and services. To find more biological sciences resources choose “Life Sciences Articles” on the left hand side. 

Primo- a new discovery tool that is incorporated into the Easy Search interface.  Primo searches books (electronic  and print), journals (electronic and print), newspaper articles, local and remote digital collections and more.  Click here for more information about primo.

University Library Catalog  

Literature Indexes (find articles and other literature on your topic).

Discover Button Discover Button that links to full text materials

Interlibrary Loan

RefWorks Citation Management Tool  

Library Services  for INHS Staff

Special Resources for Illinois Natural History Survey staff

User Education