Entering Milner Library
The main entrance on Floor 2 is available by the ramp located along the south side of the library and via elevators across the plaza at the Bone Student Center.
For more information about parking on campus, please view the Accessible Spaces Map from the Office of Parking and Transportation. Parking around Milner Library is available in Bone Student Center Parking (10) lot as well as a coin meter parking lot, just east of the building (M66).
Accessing library materials
There may be times that one or both elevators are out of service. If you are unable to access the stairs, please go to or call the Access Services desk at (309) 438-7321 and an employee will accompany you to the staff elevator. When you are ready to return to the main floor, call the same number and someone will assist you.
Library staff can assist you in retrieving materials from bookshelves. During regular reference hours, you may contact the Reference Desk at (309) 438-3451 for assistance. If the reference desk does not answer, please contact the Circulation desk at (309) 438-7321. You may also request library materials by logging in to your Milner/I-Share account, selecting the item that you need, and click on the Request Item tab to the far right of the catalog entry. It may take 48 hours or so for that item to be available to you at the Circulation desk. Faculty members may also request campus delivery.
For assistance with using the online catalog, searching for research resources, using the printer, copiers, scanners, and reference area materials, or any other library resources, please contact the Reference Desk on the main floor of the library or by calling (309) 438-3451. If the reference desk is closed, please contact the Access Services Department at (309) 438-7321.