Reference & Instruction
Help using the library and conducting research.
MPAL offers tours and in-class instructions sessions for courses. Tours introduce students to the library space and services, while instruction sessions introduce students to the library resources available to them so that they can meet the research requirements of the course.
Information about accessing course reserves and instructions for placing items on reserve.
Request items not owned by the University of Illinois or the I-Share Library System.
See what you have checked out, when it’s due, and renew it online.
Discover what new titles have been added to the Music and Performing Arts Library recently.
Recommend titles for the Music and Performing Arts Library to purchase in any format.
Information about hardware and software, scanners, and copiers available in the Library.
MPAL has iPads, external CD/DVD drives, charging cords, adapters, and other items to check out. Ask at the Circulation Desk.
Wireless Access in the Library
Connecting phones, tablets, or laptops to the campus wireless network.
To access our online resources from off campus, you must use your Net ID. In some cases you may need to use the VPN client.
The Library does not offer this service to the public, but the School of Music Audio and Video Services does.