Make an appointment with a librarian to discuss your research assignments and identify relevant resources. One option is to meet online, sharing a screen to walk through the search process together. To work in person with a librarian and a sign language interpreter, please allow one week’s notice.
Requesting books from the shelf
Anyone may use the Library Catalog to request books to be picked up at the front desk:
- Make sure you have a Library account.
- Click “Request Item.”
- Log in.
- Click “Check if item can be requested.”
- Click “Request This Item.”
- Select your “Pick Up Library” and “Pick Up Location.”
- Click “Place Request.”
- You’ll get an email when the book is ready to pick up (usually 1-2 days).
In addition, Library staff will accompany students registered with the UIC Disability Resource Center (DRC) or employees who have received an accommodation from the Office for Access and Equity (OAE) to browse and retrieve books from the stacks.
- Register with the Disability Resource Center.
- Springfield campus: Register with the UIS Office of Disability Services.
- Urbana Campus: Register with the UIUC Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services.
- Request an accommodation from the Office for Access and Equity.
Designate someone to check out books for you
Patrons with disabilities can designate a proxy, another person who has authority to check out books for you using their own i-cards.
Scanning library materials
Students in need of scanning/document conversion of non-accessible library materials may register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC), then contact the nearest interlibrary loan (ILL) office for service at the email addresses listed below. Register with DRC
Faculty and staff with an accommodation from the Office for Access and Equity (OAE) may contact their nearest ILL office once a request for accommodation has been placed. Request an accommodation from OAE
|UIC Library||ILL Email|
|Richard J. Daley Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Library of the Health Sciences-Chicagoemail@example.com|
|Library of the Health Sciences-Peoriafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Library of the Health Sciences-Rockfordemail@example.com|
|Library of the Health Sciences-Urbanafirstname.lastname@example.org|
Using assistive technology
Students with an accommodation from the DRC for individual, distraction-free study space may request advance reservation of study rooms — contact us.
Service dogs vs. therapy and emotional support animals
Service dogs are welcome in the UIC Library under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Service dogs are trained to do specific tasks and must be under control at all times. Therapy and emotional support animals that do not perform specific tasks are not permitted in the UIC Library.
When elevators are not in service, please alert a staff member to inform emergency personnel, and then wait in a stairwell for assistance.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment so that individuals with disabilities can fully access programs, courses, services and activities at UIC. Individuals with concerns about the library should contact Mary Case, University Librarian at email@example.com or (312) 996-2716.