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Ask a Librarian

  • Spring 2019 Ask a Librarian Hours:
    8:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday;
    8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday;
    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday;
    1:00 p.m. to midnight on Sunday.
  • Email Us — Responses within one business day.
  • Phone Us at the Information Desk — (217) 333-2291
  • Text Us: (217) 686-4361 — You can SMS text the library from any cellphone that supports text messaging.  Standard charges apply, based on your cell phone plan with your account provider, for both messages you send and receive from us.
  • Visit Us at the Information Desk — 2nd Floor, Main Library.
    Spring 2019 Information Desk Hours:
    8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday;
    8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday;
    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday;
    1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. Please note that these are the usual hours; they may vary over breaks or near holidays.
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Suggest a Purchase

  • Suggest a Purchase — Ask the library to buy a book, film, or other information source you need by providing basic author and title information. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate subject specialist.

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