Literatures and Languages Library is Now Open!

The new UIUC Literatures and Languages Library is now open! We are located in 225 Main Library and accessible through the entrance at the south end of the Reading Room in 200 Library (and not through the north-south corridor).

Our reference collection and recent periodicals are located in the south end of the Reading Room. We are open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a. m-5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm.

The Literature and Languages Library supports research, teaching, and learning of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines relating to the study of English and Western European literature and languages, comparative literature, cinema studies, linguistics, and translation studies.

The Library acquires print and electronic research materials in these disciplinary areas; offers reference assistance in person, via email and through electronic chat; provides individual and group instruction; and engages in outreach to the local community.

We have a new website highlighting our collections and services at

Please stop by for a visit!

Paula Carns, Head, Literature and Language Library
Bob Cagle, Cinema Studies and Media Services Specialist
Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian
Janice Pilch, Germanic Languages and Literature and Linguistics Librarian
Caroline Szylowicz, Kolb-Proust Librarian and French Subject Specialist
Tony Hynes, Senior Staff Specialist

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