The Scholarly Commons, a unit of the University of Illinois Library, opened in August 2010 to serve the emerging needs of faculty, researchers and graduate students pursuing in-depth research and scholarly inquiry. We are …

… a consultation space in the Main Library where experts are available to support exploration of new models for teaching, learning, and research in the contemporary academic environment.

… a sandbox to try advanced software and specialized hardware for tasks such as text-encoding, digitization, qualitative data analysis, geospatial, textual, and numeric data analysis, OCR, and Web usability.

… a virtual learning environment here on our website highlighting workshops, tips, tools, and recently published articles.

We invite you to explore with us!