Aspire
Inspire

Preserving Our Legacy, Inspiring Our Future

The Library is central to the vibrant intellectual life found at Illinois, offering access to the finest and broadest array of scholarly resources available and providing the expertise of the best librarians and staff. Serving scholars around the world, the Library’s global preeminence reflects the University’s land grant values and its own rich heritage.

Understanding that the Library is essential to its mission, the University of Illinois has embarked on a multi-phased campaign to transform the Library.  The goal is to create an inviting, innovative and evolving education environment that is on par with our world-class university.

Starting with an ambitious plan to bring together the many riches in our archives and special collections, Illinois will build a facility to showcase these historic, literary, and scientific works all while preserving the past and inspiring the future. Please join us!

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