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COVID-19 and the Library

Library operations

The UIC University Library buildings are open to the UIC community only. Library hours vary by location and are subject to change pending revised guidance from UIC and State of Illinois health and safety officials. Visit the Library website at for the most up-to-date information and hours for each Library building.

A reservation, current saliva test at least every 14 days (even if vaccinated), and Health Check are required to enter Library buildings on the Chicago campuses. If you take the saliva test on the same day you wish to visit the library, ask for a proof of testing form at the test site. Visit for more information and to make a seat reservation.

Materials Pick-Up and Returns at the Daley Library and LHS-Chicago
You do not need to enter the library building to pick up or drop off most materials. For more information  about low-contact pick-up and hours, visit

Chat with a Librarian is available for the spring 2021 semester during the following hours:

Sun. – 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Mon. – Thu. – 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Fri. – 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat. – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Visit the Library website for additional online reference help:

Online Collections and Services

We encourage you to access our many collections and services online. The Library subscribes to tens of thousands of online resources that can be searched through our Library website at Hundreds of research guides provide information about specific disciplinary resources and issues such as copyright.

I-Share and Interlibrary Loan

Articles and book chapters (PDFs) can be requested via Interlibrary Loan. Books and other physical materials are available from I-Share and Interlibrary Loan.

Additional resources

Please consult this UIC page for campus-level information on how the University is dealing with the COVID-19 situation.

Experiencing discrimination? Visit UIC Global Asian Studies’ Stigma & Covid-19: Viruses Do Not Discriminate

Information on preventive measures can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contact Us

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