Plan a Visit to The Rare Book & Manuscript Library


The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is located on the third floor (Room 346) on the north side of the Main Library at 1408 W. Gregory Drive in Urbana, Illinois. There is a metered parking lot with an entrance off 6th Street between Armory Avenue and Gregory Drive.


The Library is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Registration and Use

Researchers must register before using materials in our collections. Registration can be completed by creating an online research account and reading our policies.

If you wish to consult with a Curator before your arrival, please contact them at “Ask a Curator.”

Directions and Parking:

Using the Bus

MTD Silver, Blue, Brown, Yellow, and Bronze routes to north side bus stop, MTD Green Express and Gold routes to south side bus stop.

Campus Maps:

Further Information:

Call 217 333-3777