Visiting the UIC Library

Maps and more, to visit our physical Libraries (in Chicago).

Before your arrival

Patron studying in a hijab and mask.

Before you arrive, you need a current (“green”) health check daily pass and a recent saliva test. Studying at the Library requires a seat reservation. Masks may be required.

Please see our current Library Hours.  If you wish to browse special collections, please also consult Special Collections and University Archives for relevant visiting information.

Entering and finding your seat

To enter the Daley Library, you will need to access the building at the southeast entrance (the IDEA Commons) with your UIC i-card.

Seat registrations are organized into lettered “Zones”, indicated on the downloadable maps below.

Seat Map of the Richard J. Daley Library in Chicago

Daley Library, Chicago map

(PDF 102K)

Seat Map of the Library of the Health Sciences, Chicago

Library of the Health Sciences, Chicago map

(PDF 61K)

For  location-specific information (events, etc.) for the Chicago campus libraries, please see:

For more on the UIC Library’s plans for re-engagement, please see COVID-19 Details for UIC Libraries.

For campus-level maps, see UIC Maps.