Residence Hall Libraries

The Residence Hall Libraries are one of the great benefits to living with University Housing. Come and study, get research tips, join a book club, or pick up the latest DVD or video game.

Your Neighborhood Library System

The Residence Hall Libraries are located in or around the campus University Housing Residence Halls, including three halls in Urbana (in the basements of Allen, FAR, and ISR) and one in Champaign (on the second floor of the SDRP, "the Ike"). Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff are welcome to check out items from our wide selection of popular books (fiction and non-fiction), DVDs, CDs, magazines, and video games. We divide our collection into a General Circulating Collection (which includes non-fiction and historical and contemporary fiction)and several special sections: Jobs and Career; Multicultural, Diversity, and Social Identity; Mystery and Thrillers; Personal Development; Romance; Science Fiction and Fantasy; Study Guides; and Women’s Studies. Many of our locations feature unique collections for the University Residence Hall Living Learning Communities. These collections include materials that can serve as resources for students in LLCs and inform the student population of how each LLC is so unique and exciting! We also offer Spanish-, Chinese-, and Korean-language collections housed in the FAR, Ikenberry, and ISR Libraries, respectively. This is a great way to explore the diversity of each residence hall.

Students love to spend time studying and reading in the comfort of our libraries. Students, faculty, and staff can reserve items from any on-campus library or location within the I-Share system for pick-up at their nearest Residence Hall Library—a wonderful way to get what you need right inside the residence halls! Our libraries also have special programs and new items throughout the year. We hope to see you soon!

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Love Your Library Month--September 2016

The Residence Hall Libraries are celebrating during the entire month of September!  We would love to see you at any of our fun events and programs!

Thurs., Sept. 1:  Passport Kick-Off!  Pick up a Residence Hall Library Passport at any of our four locations (Allen Library, FAR Library, Ikenberry Library, and ISR Library).  Get a stamp for visiting each location and checking out an item there.  After you have visited each location, turn in your full Passport for a prize!  Starts Sept. 1 and runs all semester long.

Thurs., Sept. 1:  Librarian's Game Night at Allen!  Come make new friends and explore the board collection at the library.  All are welcome; drop by between 8-10 pm.

Thurs., Sept. 8:  Follow the BookMobile around campus!  The BookMobile will be making the rounds at Ikenberry Commons and on the Main Quad, with free prizes and lots of fun.  It also has a selection of popular books and movies from the Residence Hall Libraries that you can check out on the spot.  Look for us between 10 am and noon.

Thurs., Sept. 8:  Librarian's Game Night at ISR!  All are welcome; drop by between 8-10pm

Mon., Sept. 12:  Follow the BookMobile around campus!  Look for us near the Urbana South Residence Halls between 2-4 pm.

Tues., Sept. 13:  Librarian's Game Night at Ikenberry Commons!  All are welcome; drop by between 7-9 pm.

Mon., Sept. 19:  Librarian's Game Night at FAR!  All are welcome; drop by between 8-10 pm.

Wed., Sept. 21:  Follow the BookMobile around campus!  Look for us near the Urbana North Residence Halls between 2-4 pm.