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The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago supports the teaching, research and service mission of the University.


Empower the UIC community to discover, use and create knowledge.


There are five Library locations:


Library Facts

  • The Library serves an urban campus of more than 30,000 students and 12,500 faculty and staff as well as the Chicago metropolitan area and the State of Illinois.
  • The Library has 2.3 million volumes and 61,000 journal titles, most of which are available online.
  • The Richard J. Daley Library collections cover the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering.
  • Special Collections and University Archives houses rare books and printed materials, manuscript collections and university archives, specializing in the history of Chicago.
  • The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago evolved from a reading room within the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago, in the late 1800s, to a freestanding facility at its current location, dedicated in 1974. The collection includes serial titles, monographs, and audio/visual materials on medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, and other health-related professions.
  • Special Collections at LHS include the History of Nursing and Pharmacy Collection, the Kiefer Collection (urology), the Percival Bailey Library (neurology) and the Nyhus Collection (gastroenterology).
  • UIC health sciences colleges in Peoria, Rockford and Urbana are served by UIC Health Sciences Libraries in those cities.