Online Library Resources and Services

The library building might be physically closed, but we still provide access to many of our services and resources remotely, including research help from librarians and access to our ebooks and databases. Here are seven (remote) ways we’re still here for you.

1. Chat with a librarian.
Ask a librarian your library questions with our new online chat service. Simply ask your questions in the chat box on our library website. Available Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm. 

2. Get personalized research help by scheduling a research consultation.
If you’re not sure who your librarian is, find your librarian sorted by research area here. If you have questions about how to research, access databases, or other library needs, we can help through virtual appointments or via email.

3. Download some ebooks and audiobooks to read or listen to for fun.
Need a distraction from everything that is going on? Browse our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks and download the free cloudLibrary app to your device. You can even suggest a book you’d like us to purchase!

4. Explore UIS history by browsing our Archive’s digital collections.
Check out historical UIS photographs, newspapers, documents and texts from our Archive’s digital collections.

5. Find the best research guide for you.
Not sure where to start researching? Our Research Guides provide links to some of the most commonly used databases and resources for specific disciplines. 

6. Learn a new language with Mango Languages.
Pick up a new language from the comfort of your home today with Mango Languages. Over 70 languages are available!

7. Look beyond the library.
We’ve compiled a list of free resources that some publishers have made freely available on our COVID-19 Library Updates Guide. While students, faculty and staff have access to electronic resources, don’t limit yourself to only what you can find at our library. There are a lot of free resources out there!

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