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goodreads Jul 8
Describe your favorite book in the most boring way possible.
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UIUC LitLang Library Jul 8
Not feeling well? Stay at Home(r)!
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University of Illinois Jul 8
Free on-campus COVID-19 testing is available to all faculty, staff & students. Here's what to expect: 🔸 Testing is free 🔹 The saliva collection only takes a few minutes 🔸 Results are expected within five hours Thank you in advance for doing your part!
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IllinoisDigitization Jul 3
Happy Independence Day from your friends at Digitization Services! We hope you have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
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University Library Jun 30
We are working to open as quickly and safely as possible. As soon as we have a reopening date, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, learn more about the availability of study spaces and services, and the accessibility of collections, at .
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Main Stacks Jun 26
We recommend that you “quarantine” library items that you pick up for at least four hours in a secure and safe place (such as a vehicle in a garage) 🚗📚 Please do not microwave anything that you check out from the library😁
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University Library Jun 22
Our new catalog is expected to launch on June 24. It supports Single Sign-on, so university patrons will be able to use their NetID and NetID password to access their account and request materials. Read more: .
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History, Philosophy, & Newspaper Library Jun 19
Happy Juneteenth, everyone! ❤️
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University Library Jun 17
In preparation for the launch of a new Library catalog, users will not be able to request materials through the current catalog between June 19 - 23. Requesting will return once the new Library catalog launches on June 24.
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Main Stacks Jun 11
While the Main Library building remains closed, items can be returned to the outside bookdrop at any time. Please note that items will be quarantined for a period after return and may not be removed from your account for a few days.
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University of Illinois Jun 8
A free course, “Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History” begins today. Learners will deepen understanding of ways in which race, ethnicity & cultural diversity have shaped institutions, ideology, law & relationships. Enroll ➡️
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JSTOR Jun 1
Understanding the history of institutionalized racism is key to understanding this weekend's protests. has compiled a syllabus to help contextualize, teach, and understand:
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History, Philosophy, & Newspaper Library Jun 4
The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library & African American Research Center stand in solidarity with our communities against white supremacy. 
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DPLA Jun 3
In this thread, we'll be posting links to resources that have been helpful to us, professionally and personally, as we continue our -racism .
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Smithsonian NMAAHC May 31
Today we launch Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of American culture. Learn more:
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Bruce D. Nesbitt Jun 2
Thursday @ 4pm we are holding space for Black Students in collab. with Sankofa to process the recent tragedies happening around the country & the subsequent movement work & emotional labor many are engaged in. Please email jkello3@illinois.edu if you would like to participate.
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University of Illinois Jun 1
We stand with and support our community. For some of us, this is very, very personal. But the grief, sadness and loss is profound and universal. Read more from our statement on Saturday:
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University of Illinois May 27
Free COVID-19 antigen testing is available for university employees, their families & other members of the community. Bring a photo ID & your health insurance card (but your insurance will NOT be billed). The test is self-administered, quick and painless.
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IllinoisDigitization May 26
It's common to see fragile books kept in boxes, but we don't see this every day! This 16th-century commonplace book is housed in a custom two-part Moroccan slip case. We love the peeking through! See the rest here!
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U of I News Bureau May 20
The University Archives is collecting personal reflections to document campus life during the COVID-19 pandemic. ➡️
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