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Books from Morris Library Made Available By Request!

Governor Pritzker has officially moved Illinois to the next phase of his Restore Illinois Plan. Although this does not include face-to-face services, Morris Library is now offering patrons access to our collection.

To access items from the Morris Library collection, you can submit your request via this form. We will be processing requests on a strict schedule. Any request that is submitted before 8am, will be available the same day at 1pm in the North Entrance by Lincoln's statue on open hold shelves. The items will be pre-checked out to your account and you can simply pick them up. If a request cannot be processed for any reason, we will contact you via email to let you know. Requests made after 8am will be available the next business day. Your items will remain available for pickup for 3 business days only. If you do not pick them up, we will remove them from your account and return them to circulation after a short quarantine period. Due to building hours, requests will only be available Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

More information is available on our FAQ page.


  • Except for the Extended Hours Area (including the computer lab in room 139), the Morris Library building is closed.

  • All staff interactions are now online. Contact a librarian through instant messaging or email.
    • This service will available 8am-9pm Monday-Friday, and 8am-8pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • See our FAQ for more details.

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Events Canceled: Delta Awards Ceremony & Friends' Book Sale

In accordance with the university request that events with over 25 people expected be postponed and to practice social distancing regarding COVID-19, the Friends of Morris Library Book Sale, scheduled for April 17-18, and the Delta Award Ceremony, planned for April 14, have been canceled. Both events will be rescheduled.


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Our Staff Rocks!

Know a Morris Library employee who has gone above and beyond? Let everyone know about it with a shout out!

The latest: Beth Martell

I have found the summaries of leadership books Beth has put out by the circular desk on the first floor of Morris Library very helpful. I am preparing materials for an Honors student leadership retreat. Thank you, Beth, for these great resources summarized and thank you Morris Library staff for all that you do for this campus. We really appreciate all of you and your hard work!

Submitted by Melinda Yeomans, Ph.D. Associate Director University Honors Program (March 5, 2020)