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At A Glance

At a Glance:

Research and Information Services develops collections and services to support the research needs of the University community, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, and serves as a gateway for all members of the general public to the unique collections in the University Library.

Contact: phone (217) 333-2290; fax (217) 333-1116; email reflib@illinois.edu

Information Desk:

Provides research assistance and answers ready reference questions, makes referrals and gives directional assistance.

phone (217) 333-2290, Ask A Librarian
Location: 2nd Floor of Main Library, near Circulation Desk/Stacks entrance

Reading Room:

Collection and services support the research agenda and curriculum of the University, particularly in the social sciences and humanities.

Contact: phone (217) 333-2290; fax (217) 333-1116; e-mail reflib@illinois.edu.
Location: Room 200, Main Library

Scholarly Commons:

Provides access to experts in digital content creation and analysis; scholarly communication; geospatial, textual, and numeric data analysis; and innovative teaching and learning methods through collaborations within the library and across campus.

Contact: phone (217) 244-1331; email sc@library.illinois.edu; Consultation form
Location:  306 Main Library