Reference Collection

Main Stacks Reference Collection

The Stacks Reference Collection is located in the Main Stacks in the C1 range of Deck 5 (the back wall of the first section of open shelving on your left as you enter the Stacks). The collection is building-use only and includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, books related to the University and to the Urbana-Champaign area, and other subject focused reference resources. More information about the Main Stacks (including locations of scanners and work stations) is available from the Central Access Services page.

Other Reference Resources:

History of Reference Services at the Library

Reference services have existed at the University of Illinois Library since the first dedicated Library building (now Altgeld Hall) opened its doors in the fall of 1897.