Special Collections

  • Spring Semester Hours Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-11:00pm; Friday 8:30am-6:00pm; Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm-11:00pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101), Main Library
  • (217) 244-1864
  • sshel@library.illinois.edu

Special Collections in SSHEL

The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) has a variety of special collections covering a wide range of topics.

  • Curriculum Collection
    Textbooks, curriculum guides, audio-visual materials, computer software, catalogs from textbook publishers.
  • Folklore
    Includes transcripts of stories.
  • Health Information Portal
    List of health resources, including article databases, journals, reference sources, books, and websites, about a multitude of health topics.
  • Microform/Microfiche
    Includes American Primers, Early Children's Literature: The Birmingham Central Library Collection, ERIC, Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), Journal Supplement Abstract Service (JSAS), Kraus Curriculum Development Library, Oregon Microfiche, and Tests in Microfiche.
  • Test Collection
    Includes over 8,500 tests measuring achievement, intelligence, character and personality, vocational aptitude and many other subjects.