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About the Undergraduate Library

On September 21, 1966 the groundbreaking of the current Undergraduate Library occurred, followed by its dedication three years later on November 15, 1969.  2010 marks 40 years of the Undergraduate Library.




Location of the Undergraduate Library

Where is the Undergraduate Library?

The library is located underground at 1402 W.Gregory St., just east of the Main Library and just west of the Morrow Plots. Immediately south of Gregory is the South Quad. North of the library is Foellinger Hall. The sidewalk on the west side of the Main Quad will lead directly to the Undergrad.

View a campus map of the Undergraduate Library's location on campus.




This libguide provides some snapshots of the History of the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Most of the content is available either at the University Archives [http://www.library.illinois.edu/archives/] or at the Student Life and Culture Archival Program [http://www.library.illinois.edu/archives/slc]  

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                                 1970 View                           1998 View
Two entrances shown on either side of the deck.


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  Undergraduate Library at Night  February 2010


Library Service to Undergraduates

The Library's Undergraduate Library, with over 200,000 volumes, provides in one location more resources for undergraduate instruction than any other undergraduate college library in the United States. The Undergraduate Library is also known nationally for its array of  programs designed to teach students to become sophisticated users of the latest information technologies. These courses are integrated into a student's regular classroom instruction so that virtually every student is assured exposure to library instruction. Many of the Library's other departmental libraries also conduct library instruction programs tailored to the specific needs of individual courses.

The Undergraduate Library also offers other important services, including a formal term paper research counseling program; the Writer's Workshop, which helps students develop their formal writing skills and partner services, such as the Career Center, which includes help on interview and resume-writing skills. As a further service to undergraduates.  The following image lists some of th partners who provide office hours or other support at the Undergraduate Library.




Map of Undergraduate Library

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