Visiting library locations
Photo ID is required during certain hours that the library is open. Check the hours for your library location.
Visitor research computers are available at all library locations. You can use these to access online journals, e-books and databases. Bring a flash drive for downloading online materials. Photocopiers and scanners are available for making copies of print materials. Printing, general web browsing and email are not available on these computers.
Learn more about using computers in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana
Checking out materials
Visitors cannot check out materials without a UIC Library account.
Individuals and corporate employees who are not otherwise affiliated with UIC can become members of the University Library.
UIC alumni can apply for an alumni borrowing card.
Visiting Special Collections and University Archives
If you would like to use special collections, rare books, manuscripts, maps or the University Archives, make an appointment for your visit in advance. Because materials are stored in a variety of locations — some of them off-site — it may take several work days to retrieve needed items.