- New student tours
- Arrange for a group tour
- Self-guided and video tours
- Search for the Library’s geocache
Uncover and Discover: New Student Library Orientation
Arrange for a Group Tour
- If you would like to request a subject specific tour, please contact your departmental library.
- For faculty and teaching assistants who would like to request a tour of the Main Library for their class, please contact Sarah Christensen, Visual Resources and Outreach Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-333-3292.
- To request tours of the Main Stacks, please contact Central Access Services.
- Tours of the Library for community or alumni groups may be arranged by contacting Heather Murphy, Associate Director of Advancement for Publications and Public Affairs: email@example.com, 217-333-3758.
- To request tours of the Undergraduate Library, please contact Kirsten Feist, Instructional Services Specialist in the Undergraduate Library: firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-300-2272.
- If your request falls outside the tours listed above, please contact Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator of Information Literacy Services and Instruction: email@example.com, 217-333-1323.
Self-Guided and Video Tours
a. Audio tours of the Main and Undergraduate Libraries are available at the Information Desk on the second floor of the Main Library or at the Undergraduate Library Information Services Desk. The mp3 players may be charged out with a University ID. If you don’t have a University ID you must leave a driver’s license or other form of identification. The tour takes approximately one hour to complete, or half an hour for either the Undergraduate or Main Library.
The tour takes approximately one hour to complete. You can tour either the Undergraduate or Main Library alone in a bit less than half an hour.
b. Watch a video tour of the library
If you don’t have time for a tour, searching for the Library’s geocache is a fun way to explore the Library!
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices (including cell phones). Players go to specific coordinates where geocaches (containers) are hidden to try to find them, sometimes solving puzzles on the way. At Illinois, there is a Library-themed prize included in the cache.