Susan Stout Memorial Library History

Synopsis of the Collection

The Susan Stout Memorial Library was established to provide a current collection of core materials for research and study in the field of psychology. It was a major resource for the faculty and graduate students of the Psychology Department. The Library was supported by an endowment fund with contributions from the family and friends of the late Susan Stout, a former University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Psychology graduate student, until its closure in 2010. At that time, it became a virtual library of online resources.


Library Resources & Services

A print collection of psychology journals and books can be found in the Social Sciences, Health and Education Library (SSHEL) and the Main Stacks of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Other libraries, such as the Biology Virtual Library and the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Library also have materials pertinent to research in psychology. Reference help in psychology is available in the Social Sciences, Health and Education Library (SSHEL North - Room 100 and SSHEL South - Room 101) in the Main Library building (phone: 217-244-1864, email:; which houses the main collection of psychology reference sources. 


Online Access

The Online Library Catalog and Online Journals & Databases directory can be accessed from computers both on and off campus. If you are off campus, you will need to login with your NetID and password after clicking on the database/journal link.