Join us at the Image of Research Reception to see the 25 semi-finalists on display and vote for the People's Choice Award! Winners of the Image of Research will be announced at the event.
The Re-Mix It Competition celebrates the expansion of the public domain by encouraging students to engage with public domain works to create new, innovative work.
Moms Weekend Spring Open House Books on display: new acquisitions & spring-themed rare book favorites Our curators will be on hand to answer questions. Students and parents interested in rare books and special collections are encouraged to stop by! Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
Join us for the 14th annual Edible Book Festival! This quirky festival celebrates literature, gastronomy, and community.
Join Ricker Library for the afternoon of Monday, April 8th to browse and learn about the artist's books and zines in our collection!
Three experts from across campus will each discuss their research related to biodiversity and conservation and respond to questions from attendees.
The Small Press Fest is a celebration of small presses and self-publishing, including zines, comix, and more!
Frances de Pontes Peebles was born in Pernambuco, Brazil, and grew up in Miami, Florida. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is the author of the novels THE SEAMSTRESS (2008) and THE AIR YOU BREATHE (2018).
This event has been canceled.
The Research Spotlight Series is featuring the College of Engineering's Illini Solar Car Team. Come and hear the research team discuss challenges and opportunities as they create a solar car.
In celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday, Professor Lori Humphrey Newcomb will be speaking on the legacy of University of Illinois professor T.W. Baldwin. The Baldwin Collection at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, comprised of approximately 5,800 early modern books, was built by T.W. Baldwin in an attempt to document education in Elizabethan England.
Join the University Library for the screening of two short films: Home of Their Own and Albert Lee: A Man of Substance. Following the films, there will be a short Q&A session with Dr. Vanessa Rouillon (the film scriptwriter). Both films discuss early African American history at the University of Illinois, Albert Lee, and the Champaign “North” End community.
Hey Illini! Show your love for the libraries at Illinois during I Love Illinois Week (April 22-28). Participate in our photo booth in the UGL and get a special edition "I love Illinois" library sticker!
This workshop will introduce attendees to the importance of preserving fragile family books, papers, and photographs and provide introductory information on how to do so.
Join us as C-U celebrates UNESCO International Jazz Day
It’s that time of the semester again! If preparing for finals or working on papers and group projects has you overwhelmed, the UGL can help…because it’s time for the Spring semester’s DeStress Fest, and we dare say that this will be the best one yet!
Do you need a study break? Color with us at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library on Thursday, May 2nd from 3-5 PM. We'll have coloring pages from some of our favorites in the collection that you can take home and the books that inspired the pages will be on view. Come see how your masterpieces stack up to the originals!
At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Crocker Land Expedition from Adam Doskey, curator of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and an expert on the expedition.
Dean John Wilkin will share the vision of the project, current planning progress and what to expect next.
The University Library, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and the Spurlock Museum invite you to a presentation by Scott Schwartz of the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and Barry Houser, Director of the Marching Illini.
Gwendolyn Brooks's Birthday Celebration!