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Thursday, August 02, 2007

News Bureau article\\Two changes at the University Library

University library announces two changes

Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Released 8/1/07

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois Library is making two changes in its services – one temporary, the other permanent.

The temporary change: All campus libraries will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 (Friday). The closure will allow the library staff to complete various tasks in preparation for the new semester, which begins Aug. 22 (Wednesday). Scott Walter, associate university librarian for services, can respond to questions about the closure at or 217-333-0318.

The permanent change: The Library has relocated its interlibrary loan pickups and returns site. Effective immediately, the central circulation desk on the second floor of the Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, will serve as the interlibrary loan pickups and returns site. The old service point was 104A Library.

The site change will streamline the activities of interlibrary loan and document delivery by offering a central and convenient location for all services, including the management of the special handling of items such as film, fiche, multi-volume sets, building-use only and other exceptional formats.

The Library will continue to mail faculty items to those who have arranged for that option. There may be exceptions for items that cannot be delivered through campus mail.

For more information about this move contact Cherié Weible at or 217-244-9907. For information about interlibrary loan and document delivery services go to

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