Using Library Spaces Overview - University Library

Decorative: two students studying separately in Main Library Room 204

The University Library has a variety of study and meeting spaces, including reservable group study rooms, digital scholarship and media creation spaces, and reading rooms open to everyone. There are subject libraries all over campus, as well as the Main Stacks and the Oak High Density Street Storage Facility, which hold materials from all subject areas.

Study Space Directory

The University Library offers a variety of study areas across campus. Looking for something quiet, but well-lit? Need a place to relax between classes? Want to meet us with friends for some late night gaming? We’ve got you covered!

Research and Study Spaces

    • Study and Collaboration Spaces to Reserve – The Library offers a variety of rooms that can be reserved by groups of 2 or more individuals. Self-Use Media Booths can also be reserved.
    • Main Library Research Carrels – Main Stacks carrels can be reserved as a research space by current U of I faculty, graduate students, and department-sponsored visiting scholars.

Zoom-friendly Spaces

Do you need to listen to, participate in, or even present an online meeting, interview or class session? We’ve got you covered!

Library  & Campus Maps:

Library Tours

Whether you are a new student unfamiliar with the campus or a tenured professor wanting to arrange a tour for an entire class, we can help you out.

Library Websites by College and Major

This list provides links to suggested library websites for specific majors. Relevant collections or expertise may be found in other libraries, especially for majors with interdisciplinary content.