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

  • Summer Hours Monday-Friday: 8:30am-6:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 1-5pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101), Main Library
  • (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; and the program in American Indian Studies, 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 SSHEL | Location & Maps | Collections, Services, & Policies | Librarians | Staff



History of SSHEL



Location & Maps

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

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



Collections, Services, & Policies








  • Holly Mansfield
    Senior Library Specialist - Acquisitions
    Email: hollyman@illinois.edu
    Phone: (217) 300-4645
  • Allison Martell 
    Library Specialist – Special Collections
    Email: amartel2@illinois.edu
    Phone: (217) 300-0478.