About Milner Library
Milner Library, located in the heart of campus, is an active partner in the teaching, learning, and research activities of Illinois State University. Milner Library is here to help.
Our librarians are available in person as well as through text, email, and instant message via our Ask a Librarian service. In addition, there is a subject librarian for every major on campus who can help with all of your research and class needs.
Milner Library is home to over 1.4 million volumes. In addition, materials not owned by ISU can easily be borrowed from other institutions throughout the state of Illinois using our interlibrary loan system.
Space and Technology
Milner Library offers a variety of study facilities ranging from individual and group study rooms to open tables on Floor 3 for collaboration. Students, faculty, staff, and community members have access to computers, printers, scanners, and a 3D printer. Some technology is also available to check out, including headphones, phone chargers, laptops, and cameras.
Milner Library was built in 1976 and is named in honor of Angeline Vernon Milner, who was the first university librarian from 1890-1928.
Explore Milner Library
Departments and Service Desks
- Access Services
- Circulation Desk
- Collection Development
- Data Services
- Digitization Center
- Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives
- Government Documents
- Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) - ISU Branch
- Instruction and Student Engagement
- Library Administration
- Library Information Technology Services (LITS)
- Public Relations
- Reference Desk
- Research Services
- Scholarly Communication
- Special Collections
- Technical Services
- The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region