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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Company Information

  • Urbana
  • 61801
  • Illinois
  • United States


The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 14 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs. The Scholarly Commons supports the traditional and emergent needs of students, faculty, and other scholars at Illinois by providing information resources, expert assistance, and technology resources that support teaching, research, and public engagement. GIS is a core service, along with digital humanities, scholarly communication and publishing, data discovery, and data visualization. Other important services, such as statistical consulting and survey research, are provided by campus partners. Consultations and workshops are the primary ways that the Scholarly Commons delivers its services.

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