The Illinois library—the largest public academic research library in the U.S.–holds well over four million volumes in support of international studies. Foremost among the collections is the Slavic and East European Library, the third largest collection in North America. The Asian Library has strong collections in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Indic, Persian, Vietnamese, and Thai. The Latin American and Caribbean collection is the nation’s fourth largest. The Library’s internationally renowned Mortenson Center for International Library Programs has a long tradition of providing librarians from around the world with continuing education.
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From government documents to musical scores and from literature to technical reports, each of the departmental libraries at the University of Illinois support the globalization of learning and teaching for current generations, and generations yet to come. In addition to the fine collections of the University Library, information services for scholars on and off campus are provided in person, by mail, by e-mail, by chat/IM, and a variety of social networking media.
East European Studies
European Union Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Russian and Slavic Studies
South Asian Studies