About the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL)

  • Spring Semester Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-11pm; Fri: 8:30am-6pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-11pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101)
  • (217) 244-1864
  • sshel@library.illinois.edu

About Us

Mission: The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) provides consistent, high quality research and instructional services to faculty, staff, and students in the College of Applied Health Sciences; College of Education; School of Social Work; Graduate School of Library and Information Science; School of Labor and Employment Relations; and the Departments of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Economics, Gender & Women's Studies, Geography and Geographic Information Science, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as interdisciplinary biomedical sciences research. SSHEL develops and maintains subject-specific and special collections in a variety of formats to support the present and future information needs of these programs and related departments. Using an array of technologies and resources, SSHEL serves as a gateway to information for researchers on campus and at a distance. In conjunction with the mission of the University and Library policies, SSHEL extends its collections and services to individuals in the State of Illinois and beyond.


History of and Transition to SSHEL | Location | Collections, Services, & Policies | Librarians | Staff



History of and Transition to SSHEL




SSHEL North - Room 100 and SSHEL South - Room 101 (MAP)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
1408 W. Gregory Dr. 
Urbana, IL 61801
General Telephone: (217) 333-2305 
Information Services Desk Telephone: (217) 244-1864
Circulation Desk Telephone: (217) 300-8908

Map of SSHEL                               Map of the School (S-) and Curriculum Collections                               SSHEL Locations - Shelving and Call Numbers



Collections, Services, & Policies







Librarian Affiliates




  • Lilian Morales
    Library Specialist - Special Collections
    Email: lrmorale@illinois.edu
    Phone: (217) 300-4633