Welcome to the INHS Library Resources
The primary mission of the Illinois Natural History Survey Library collection is to support the
research needs of the
Illinois Natural History Survey staff. The INHS Library
collection is part of the Prairie Research Institute library which is a unit of the Library at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It supports the information needs of the
Institute, University faculty and students. The INHS Library resources can be found on the
UIUC Library's online catalog and INHS Library
users are subject to the
University's rules and
regulations. The public is welcome to use the library but must have a
borrowing card in order to check out materials.
The collection includes over 69,000 books and bound journal volumes providing national and
international coverage on all aspects of natural history.
Click here for the INHS Library's collection statement. Strong subject areas
- Aquatic Ecology
- Habitat Ecology
- Wildlife Ecology
- Natural Resource Management
- Invasive Species
- Integrated Pest Management
- Ecological Restoration
The INHS library resources currently has over 650 journals through subscription or exchange with
over 2,000 serial titles. Most journal runs go back to volume one.
Illinois Wetlands Maps - The library has a collection of topographic maps of the
wetlands in Illinois. These maps locate and classify the states wetlands and rivers and lakes.
Rare books - Several hundred, valuable and historic monographs are owned by the
library and may be used by appointment.
Folios - The library has a large selection of oversized books with detailed and
beautiful drawings of birds, butterflies, wildflowers and many other subjects.
- The INHS produces many technical reports that focus on the flora and fauna of Illinois.
The library maintains a Technical Report database and maintains copies of all of these
INHS Staff Bibliography, 1870 - present
- The library maintains a
database of all of Illinois Natural History Survey staff publications; reprints of publications
prior to the 1980s are available in our archive.
- For additional collections and resources see,
INHS Library Resources