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Late Night Library Policies

Late Night Library Policies: Current

The library is open to all visitors during operating hours before 10:00 pm. Between 10:00 pm  and 6 a.m. access is restricted to University students, faculty, and staff with a valid I-Card. Scan your I-Card in the wall-mounted unit (on the outside door of the east side of the plaza level entry) to unlock the doors. See full Access Policy <http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/services/policies/access.html.

Additional information:

The Media collection of the lower level is locked at 11:45 p.m. The lower level of the Undergraduate Library (where the circulating books and media are shelved) is closed during the hours of 2:00 am - 6:00 am. The Undergraduate Library will continue to provide full Library services during these hours with the following available on the upper level of the library:  access to individual and group study spaces; media viewing spaces; public computing; and print and digital collections. Materials housed on the lower level of the Undergraduate Library will remain available for retrieval upon request at the circulation desk.

Effective March 29, 2015

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Previous Policy

General Library Access Policy

Beginning on January 18, 2011, A new policy was instituted that required Library users to present a valid i-Card for entry into the Undergraduate Library (12:00 am - 6:00 am), the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center (12:00 am - 6:00 am), and the Funk-ACES Library (12:00 am - 3:00 am). Any Library users who are not current members of the Urbana campus community will be asked to leave the Library at 12:00 am.

As an additional safety measure, the lower level of the Undergraduate Library (where the circulating book, media, and gaming collections are shelved) is closed during the hours of 2:00 am - 6:00 am. The Media collection of the lower level is locked at 11:45 p.m. The Undergraduate Library will continue to provide full Library services during these hours, including access to individual and group study spaces, media viewing spaces, public computing, and print and digital collections. Materials housed on the lower level of the Undergraduate Library will remain available for retrieval upon request.

Collection access during late night hours:

The University Library is committed to providing a secure environment for its users, and to contributing to a safe environment for teaching, learning, and research on campus. The University Library also remains committed to providing public access to its resources and facilities, and will continue to remain open to the public during all other hours of operation.

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If you have any questions about this change in policy, please contact Sue Searing  (searing@illinois.edu), Associate University Librarian for User Services and Associate Dean of Libraries.