Libraries

Libraries

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s library collections are among the best in the world with more than 24 million items, 20+ Area studies libraries, a state-of-the-art agricultural library, and a renowned rare book and manuscript library.

University Library

Comprising about 30 departmental and subject libraries, the University of Illinois Library is the second largest academic library in the country. The library holds over 14 million volumes and 24 million other items, including electronic books, maps, slides, audio tapes, microforms, DVDs, videotapes, laser discs, and video games. Learn more about the University Library.

ACES (Funk) Library

Funk Library (also known as the ACES Library and the Funk ACES Library) currently supports research and provides extensive print and online collections for numerous campus units, including the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), chool of Integrative Biology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Landscape Architecture, Prairie Research Institute, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. Learn more about the ACES Library

Grainger Engineering Library

The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center supports research across all engineering fields. The library also houses the IDEA (Innovation, Discovery, DEsign & DAta) Laboratory, which provides space and technology for collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship and supports a wide range of digital scholarship activities. Learn more about the Grainger Engineering Library.

International and Area Studies Library

The International and Area Studies (IAS) Library combines collections focused on African Studies; East Asian Studies; European Union Studies; Global Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Middle East and North African Studies; Russian East European, and Eurasian Studies; and South Asian Studies. The collection consists of nearly 2 million volumes in over 150 languages. Learn more about the IAS.

Law Library

One of the nation’s largest law libraries, the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Law Library offers students, faculty, and members of the community access to first-rate legal academic resources. Learn more about the Law Library.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML) is one of the largest publicly accessible special collections repositories in the United States. The collections—nearly 500,000 volumes and just over two linear miles of manuscript material—encompass the broad areas of literature, history, art, theology, philosophy, technology, and the natural sciences. Learn more about the RBML.

Student Life and Culture Archives

The Student Life and Culture (SLC) Archives collects, preserves, and makes available materials documenting student life and culture in the United States and at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Learn more about the SLC.

Sousa Archives & Center for American Music

The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music acquires and preserves archival records and historical artifacts in multiple media formats that document America’s local and national music history and its diverse cultures. Learn more about the Sousa Archives.

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Main Library

Comprising about 30 departmental and subject libraries, the University Library is the second largest academic library in the country.