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Circulation and Materials

Circulation of Library Materials

In order to check out materials from the Grainger Engineering Library, all faculty, staff, and students must present a valid I-card to the circulation staff. All others must present a UIUC courtesy card, a University Laboratory High School ID Card, or an I-Share Member Library ID card.


Loan Periods, Renewals & Returns

Loan periods vary according to patron status and material type. Check the Library’s Borrowing Privileges page for more information.

Materials may be renewed online using your library account, in person at a circulation desk, or by calling the Library Telephone Center at 217-333-8400. See the page “My Account/Renewing” for instructions and additional information.

Please note that I-share materials can only be renewed online.

Materials may be returned at the Grainger Circulation Desk, the North Circulation Desk, or at the outside Book Drop located on the South East corner . Inter-Library Loan materials must be returned to the Circulation Desk at the Main Library

Periodicals located at the Grainger Engineering Library are non-circulating and most Standards may be checked out for 2 weeks.

Library Billing and Lost Items

Lost items and Billing issues should be directed to Sheila McGowan during regular business hours Monday – Friday. Please include title and call number of item and your name and Library barcode number on all correspondence.

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials are located behind the main circulation desk on the first floor. All Reserve Materials are Building Use Only and usually have a checkout period of two hours. You may renew Reserve materials once if no one else has requested it.
There are NO overnight checkout periods for Reserve materials, even on weekends.
The fine for late Reserve materials is $5 per hour.
Requests for materials to be placed on reserve should be submitted 6 weeks before the beginning of each semester. Place requests by contacting us directly at enginlib@library.illinois.edu. Please include department, course number and title. Prepare class notes, readings, and homework solutions, etc. by inserting them in three-ring binders and bringing subsequent additions prepared to be inserted in the binder.

Microfiche Readers

A microfiche reader is located in on the east side of the first floor. Printing costs 15¢ a page.

Book and Journal Suggestions

Grainger Engineering Library patrons can make purchase suggestions by filling out a form at the reference desk or by contacting Mary Schlembach.