Research and Information Services
The Research and Information Services (RIS) department at the
University of Illinois Library is dedicated to helping patrons find and access the Library’s
information and research services. Listed here are some of RIS's services, including Ask a
Librarian, help at the Information Desk, instructional workshops, and tours.
Us - Contact information for the department and its staff members.
Ask a Librarian -
Research help is available in-person, via telephone, email, text, and our online chat service. The
Information Desk is open whenever the Main Library is open.
Tours - Get to
know the University Library by taking a tour!
Reference Collection - This guide links to useful online reference materials, including general
dictionaries and encyclopedias, as well as resources focused on specific subject
Serials File - Explains how to search the card catalog (located near the Information Desk) for
older serial and theses records.
Library FAQs - See frequently
asked questions about various library topics.