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Founders' Building Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Founders' Reference Desk: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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Faraday Library

Faraday Hall, Rm. 212

Contact Person: Marcia Bradlee (753-1850)

Reference Contact Person: Meredith Ayers, FML 310, 815-753-1872

Faraday Library Semester Hours

    Summer Hours:

  • Monday thru Wednesday
    8 a .m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    Fall and Spring Semester Hours:

  • Monday thru Thursday
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday

Faraday Library Interim Hours

  • Monday thru Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Collection Strengths/Information

Science monographs: 26,000 volumes
Bound Periodicals: 32,500 volumes
Current Serial Titles: 270

The Faraday Library contains the major portion of the university's science collections, especially for Chemistry and Physics. Housed in Faraday are the complete sets of Chemical Abstracts and Physics Abstracts, as well as the most important scholarly journals in science. A very large reference collection is complemented by access to Illinet Online, FirstSearch, and the Internet.

Because of space limitations at Faraday Library, a large number of older periodical volumes have been moved into compact shelving on the lower level.

Library staff are available to help patrons at Faraday during regularly scheduled library hours.