University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Digital Collections

The items in the Digital Collections of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language. The Library condemns discrimination and hatred on any grounds. As a research library that supports the mission and values of this land grant institution, it is incumbent upon the University Library to preserve, describe, and provide access to materials to accurately document our past, support learning about it, and effect change in the present. In accordance with the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement, we do not censor our materials or prevent patrons from accessing them.

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American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Statement

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Digital Special Collections

Digitized manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other special collections research materials, as well as personal and organizational digital archives.

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Research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students in IDEALS, the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship.

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Digitized Books

Books from the library's holdings now available online.

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Research Data

Publicly accessible research data from faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Illinois Data Bank.

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Digitized Newspapers

Newspapers and journals with an Illinois focus in the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections.