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About Us

Mission: The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) provides consistent, high quality research and instructional services to faculty, staff, and students in the College of Applied Health Sciences; College of Education; School of Social Work; School of Information Sciences; School of Labor and Employment Relations; and the Departments of American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Economics, Gender & Women’s Studies, Geography and Geographic Information Science, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. SSHEL develops and maintains subject-specific and special collections in a variety of formats to support the present and future information needs of these programs and related departments. Using an array of technologies and resources, SSHEL serves as a gateway to information for researchers on campus and at a distance. In conjunction with the mission of the University and Library policies, SSHEL extends its collections and services to individuals in the State of Illinois and beyond.

  Location & Maps | Collections & Policies | History of SSHEL

Location & Maps

SSHEL – Room 101 (Campus Map)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
Information Services Desk: (217) 244-1864
Circulation Desk: (217) 300-8908

Map of SSHEL

Collections & Policies



  • SSHEL Policies: Information about food and drink, disruptive behavior, use of cell phones, lost and found items, as well as other SSHEL policies.
  • SSHEL Loan Policies: Overview of SSHEL’s loan (circulation) policies, including special collections.

The Benefactor: The Benefactor is our occasional newsletter to acknowledge the support received by our many benefactors. If your gift has been overlooked in any of the newsletters below, please let us know and we’ll rectify that in a later issue. If you prefer not to be recognized in this newsletter, please let us know that as well.