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  • Use other non-UIC libraries

    UIC students, faculty and staff can visit several academic and research libraries in Illinois and the Chicago area. You are able to enter some libraries by showing your UIC i-card or registering with the library. You can also request books for pick up at UIC through the I-Share Catalog.

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  • Request items from other libraries

    Staff, students, faculty and emeritus faculty can request items from other libraries to be delivered to UIC. There are two main ways to request items to be sent to you. I-Share will quickly deliver physical items from Illinois academic libraries. Interlibrary Loan will allow you to request scanned articles and items not available in I-Share.

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  • Faculty services

    The library can support university faculty in their teaching, research and publishing efforts and with Library collections and e-resources.

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  • Visit Special Collections and University Archives

    The University Library has two reading rooms for its Special Collections and University Archives. Each room is open special hours. For the most up-to-date information on when we are open, see Daley Library (hours and dates open) and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (hours and dates open).

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  • Use accessibility services

    The library will assist users with disabilities in identifying useful resources and accessing print and online materials. Ask a staff member at any service desk in the Daley Library or the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago for help.

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  • Find articles, databases and journals

    You can find articles in databases and journals. Databases search many journals and articles at once.

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  • Recommend an item for the library to purchase

    Is there a book, DVD or other item you think UIC should own? Provide as much information on the item as you can and give your personal contact information if you want to be the first in line to borrow it.

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  • Report an item that is missing

    If you’re looking for an item and it is not on the shelf, please stop at
    a service desk to let a staff member know. This helps us to locate or replace the missing item and keep our catalog up to date. If you need need an item that is missing, request it from another library.

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  • Use an archival finding aid

    A archival “finding aid” describes the contents of a manuscript collection. It is the first thing to look at before accessing a collection at the Special Collections and University Archives at the Richard J. Daley Library or at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

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  • Find a manuscript collection

    Manuscript collections are the historical papers of significant people and organizations. You can access these collections in the Special Collections and University Archives reading rooms in the Richard J. Daley Library or in the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

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  • Access UIC's rare books

    Rare books are unique or valuable materials maintained for future generations of researchers. You can view rare books in the Special Collections and University Archives’s reading rooms at the Richard J. Daley Library in Chicago or at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

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  • Find books and e-books

    The Library home page search box shows books and media from several Illinois libraries (not just UIC).

    Search the UIC Library catalog to find material only at UIC.

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  • Access maps in Chicago

    Search the library catalog, or view more Maps and GIS search tools and online resources. If the map is not available online, you may access it in person by visiting the Special Collections and University Archives reading room in the Richard J. Daley Library (hour and dates open) in Chicago.

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  • Do History Fair research

    Figure out what collections or rare books you’ll want to access for your Chicago Metro History Fair project. From the finding aids for the collections, note specific box and folder numbers you need. Ask a Librarian to make an appointment to visit Special Collections and University Archives. Please note, if you are under 16, you will need to bring your parent or adult guardian with you.

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  • Request an item that is checked out

    When an item owned by UIC has the status “checked out” in the catalog, there are several ways to request it: search I-Share, request it through interlibrary loan or place a hold or recall on UIC’s item.

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  • Find films, videos and sound recordings

    The Books & Media search box on the library home page can search media from several Illinois libraries (not just UIC). There are several other tools for streaming film, videos and sound recordings, and you can request items to be delivered from other libraries.

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  • Get books from storage

    You can request books to be delivered from storage for pick up at your library location through the Library Catalog or in person.

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  • Get textbooks

    You can find textbooks for some courses in the Library, but you may have to buy or rent a required edition for your class. Some textbooks (especially older editions) are available in the open collection; others must be requested in person at a help desk. Some textbooks may be restricted to library use only. Search for textbooks in the Library Catalog.

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  • Alumni services

    Paid members of the UIC Alumni Association can borrow items and use some research services. Other alumni are welcome to use the library as a visitor.

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  • Obtain high quality image reproductions

    You may purchase digitized reproductions of images from Special Collections and University Archives for private study, scholarship or research. Just need a simple photocopy or PDF scan? Learn more about getting scans and photocopies.

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