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Prairie Research Institute

Important notice:

The Prairie Research Institute Library has closed permanently.  The Prairie Research Institute Librarian is now based at Funk Library, and may be reached by email or at (217) 333-5856. Additional contact information is here.  Additional information about the library closure can be found on the FAQ page. 

Illinois Fossils Trunk

Borrow an Illinois Fossils Trunk to help your students, grades 7-10 explore Illinois’ natural heritage of the past. Each trunk contains fossil molds, a fossil hunt kit, a video, a fossil reference collection, field guides, posters and more.

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Use our ONLINE FORM to reserve this trunk.