News & Events

Building Project Moving Ahead

Last fall, Dean John Wilkin put forth a vision of a reconceptualized Library space that would establish a collections-centered research hub for the humanities and social sciences, and restyle the Undergraduate Library as a home for special collections (see Friendscript, Fall 2018).

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Special Collections

A Home for Special Collections

The Library’s special collections—including maps, rare books, archives, and historical music instruments—distinguish Illinois from every other Library in the world and are used by people from all walks of life.

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Undergraduate Library

Undergraduates on the Move

The promising rethink of the Library of the future will bring Illinois undergraduates back to their roots—positioned invitingly within the Main Library building.

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Aerial View of Main Library

Imagine This: Dean John Wilkin proposes the next big step in Library development

The highlighted area in this aerial view represents the space envisioned for a new research hub with lecture rooms, collaboration space, and services to enrich the learning experience of students.

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