Visitors: ICMT Library Services

University library
University library

Library Locations

The Physics and Astronomy Library is located in 204 Loomis Lab. Plugin access for laptops is available there and they have illinois networked computers available for limited time use. Grainger Engineering Library is a block west of ESB and has walk up computers on the internet available for public use. There are many other department libraries on-campus.

Online Resources

Some services for visitors are available. The Main Library homepage allows searching of all library catalogs for books, journals, magazines, reserves, etc. Databases like Engineering Village (INSPEC, Compendex, and NTIS) may have restrictions for non-illinois people, but they can be accessed from computers in the library. The Physics and Astronomy Library homepage has many useful resources linked.


Many Ph.D. theses for recent Illinois graduates are available online.


There are two copiers in the Physics and Astronomy Library. One requires a PIN number and an Illinois account number. The other is a campus-owned machine that uses a value-card. More information is available on the library photocopying page.


The Main Library has a Frequently Asked Questions site.