The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, or IHLC, collects, preserves, and provides access to print and manuscript materials documenting the history of Illinois and its inhabitants, including the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The IHLC serves to support research and learning in the areas of Illinois history and Lincoln studies. The collections contain tens of thousands of volumes, several thousand cubic feet of manuscripts, and a large number of maps, broadsides, prints and photographs, artifacts, and ephemera. Researchers benefit substantially from the advice and suggestions of staff which is familiar with these materials, with their inner connections, and with Illinois history and Lincoln studies as a whole. The collections are non-circulating and may only be consulted in the IHLC reading room.
Please exit the library and turn right. Proceed down the hallways until you reach the International and Area Studies Library, just before the staircase on your left.