Administration Overview - University Library

Administration– University of Illinois Library

The Library

The University Library, a campus-wide network of libraries serving programs of learning and research in many disciplines, is the largest public university research library in the United States. The Library is a worldwide leader in the dissemination of knowledge through our remarkable research collections, outstanding services, innovative technologies, and exceptional faculty and staff.

The Library Homepage is designed to provide a multitude of resources, both print-based and electronic, as well as to offer detailed information about our ongoing services. Feedback from our users always is appreciated. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, visit Ask a Librarian for a variety of options concerning how to reach us. Library faculty and staff are happy to help with your research needs.

—John Wilkin, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian


Library Diversity Statement

The University of Illinois Library is committed to an environment that welcomes, cultivates, values, respects and supports the differences and contributions of all students, faculty and staff at the University of Illinois, and the community. In addition, the University Library is dedicated to creating an inclusive community grounded in respect and appreciation for all individuals who work in the library. The Library recognizes diversity as a constantly changing concept. It is purposefully defined broadly as encompassing, but not limited to, individuals’ social, cultural, mental and physical differences.

–The Library Diversity Committee (


Library Organization
Framework for Strategic Action
Policies for Library Users
Library Blogs and Other Social Media