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Welcome to the INHS Library Resources


Mission | General Collection | Unique Collections


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 University courtesy borrowing card in order to check out materials.

General Collection

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 include:

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.

Unique Collections