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Hours & Location


The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Main Library stacks and information desk are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please visit the University Library website for information on general and departmental library hours.

The library is closed on University of Illinois holidays. These include Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, the day after Christmas, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Memorial Day. Other closure dates will be announced in advance. Due to space constraints, Reading Room hours may be curtailed during occasional public programs.


The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is located on the third floor (Room 346) on the north side of the Main Library at 1408 W. Gregory Drive in Urbana, Illinois. There is a metered parking lot with an entrance off 6th Street between Armory Avenue and Gregory Drive, as well as metered street parking.

Rare Book & Manuscript Library
346 Library, MC-522
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801