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The Funk Library follows all University and University Library policies, which are linked in full below. The policies listed here are those most commonly asked about by patrons of the Funk Library, and some may apply only to this library location.

Food, Drink, and Tobacco

Food and drink in Library facilities may pose a threat to Library collections. Food is prohibited from Library facilities, except in designated areas (e.g., staff lounges, retail service areas). In the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center, food may be consumed on the first floor. Non-alcoholic drinks are allowed in spill-proof, covered, plastic or metal containers. Smoking and chewing tobacco are prohibited. See full Patron Conduct Policy.

Study Rooms

The Funk Library has six study rooms available for patron use. Rooms may be reserved by any library patron for two-hour time blocks. Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance. Patrons are allowed only two outstanding reservations at a time at the Funk library. Arrive within 15 minutes of your reserved start time; otherwise, your entire reservation will be forfeited. Unreserved rooms may be used on a first come, first served basis. Food is not allowed in study rooms.  For fire and general safety considerations, users may not cover door windows of study rooms. To reserve rooms, use our online room reservation system. If you have trouble using booking a room using the online room reservation system please call the Funk Library Circulation Desk at 333-2416. See Room Reservations Policies.

Disruptive Behavior

Behavior that disrupts other patrons is not acceptable in the library. Excessive noise, prohibited food, drinks, or tobacco use, overt sexual behavior, or other disruptive conduct may cause Library staff to take appropriate action to remedy disruptive behavior, including, if necessary, notifying Library Security and/or the University of Illinois Police. See full Patron Conduct Policy.

Cell Phones and Other Mobile Devices

To keep the environment conducive for research and study, please turn cell phones to silent or vibrate. Conversations may be conducted in the side stairwells to avoid bothering other patrons. Video chat services such as Skype or FaceTime are also discouraged. Please be courteous.

Photographic, Video, and Audio Recording Inside Library Facilities

To keep the environment conducive for research and study, the Funk Library follows the University Library’s policy on photographic, video, and audio recording inside of library facilities.

Lost and Unattended Items

Funk Library cannot be responsible for patrons’ belongings. Do not leave items unattended. Articles turned into the lost and found may be claimed with valid ID at the circulation desk.

Access to Funk Library

The library is open to all visitors during operating hours (consult hours listing for current hours) until 10PM.  After 10PM, access is restricted to University students, faculty, and staff with a valid I-Card. Scan your I-Card in the wall-mounted unit to unlock the doors.

Library Cards

To borrow materials, you must show a valid identification card. The following forms of ID are accepted:

  • A current University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I-Card
  • A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Courtesy Borrowing Card
  • A current ID card from another I-Share Member Library
  • University Laboratory High School ID Card

Identification cards will be accepted only if presented by the cardholder. Unless the cardholder is a proxy for another patron, cards may only be used for transactions of the cardholder. ID’s not mentioned above, such as drivers’ licenses or passports, are not valid library ID cards. See ID Policy.

Furniture and Space Considerations

The second, third, and fourth floors of the Library are available for patron use. We understand that it may be necessary to move chairs for group work; please be courteous to others, and return all furniture to original locations after use. Do not move furniture from one floor of the library to another, or move furniture inside, into, out of group study rooms. Patrons may not block walkways. Patrons may not sit or lie on the floor. Because of the open nature of the Funk Library design, we do not have a quiet floor or a group study floor. Please be respectful of other patrons.

Personal Transportation Devices

Use of In-Line Skates, Roller Skates, Skateboards, e-Scooters, and Self-Balancing Personal Transportation Devices inside University Facilities is prohibited. Carrying, charging, storage, or other possession of Self-Balancing Personal Transportation Devices inside University Facilities is prohibited. See the University policy on personal transportation devices.  Bicycles should be secured outside using the racks provided; see the University bicycle ordinance, specifically Chapter 4.5.  The parking, storage, or temporary standing of motor vehicles (including motorcycles) in University buildings is prohibited without the prior written authorization; see the University policy on motor vehicles in buildings.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in Funk Library.  For additional information see the campus policy on service animals.
Per campus policy, emotional support/therapy animals are not allowed in campus buildings other than dormitories.


Events at Funk ACES Library are governed by the University Library’s policy on Use of Library Facility Space for Events.

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