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Contact us by Phone

(217) 333-2290

Telephone service is provided by staff at the Information Desk. Questions that cannot be answered by the Information Desk staff are referred to the appropriate departmental library. Staffing and time constraints sometimes preclude responding to lengthy queries.

Contact us by Email

reflib@illinois.edu For general inquires

gdoclib@library.illinois.edu For government information inquires

Contact us by Fax

(217) 333-1116

We accept queries sent by fax and send replies via fax when appropriate (e.g., when the reply involves a short citation, such as an entry from Who's Who in America). Requests for articles or lengthy citations, however, should be addressed to Interibrary Loan and Document Delivery (ILL/DD).

Mailing Address

Second Floor, Room 200 Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana IL 61801

Reference Staff Phone Numbers & Email

Please see the staff page.