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The Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library

The Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library fulfills the course-related information needs of students through its electronic and print collections and research assistance. The Library uses a single search interface that allows students to find journal articles, books, videos and more from the Library and libraries around the state and world, all at one time. Students can access more than 40,000 online journals, 120,000 books and 6,000 DVDs. Students can also stream over 100,000 music tracks, 20,000 medical and science images (many animated), and 2,500 videos. The Library has over 40 desktop computers, printers, a scanner and group study rooms.

Through the Library's interlibrary loan service, students may also borrow items from over 70 academic libraries in Illinois.

Library staff can assist students with their research papers and projects. 

Food and drink are allowed in the Library as long as students throw away their trash.

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - midnight
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday noon - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday noon - midnight

Holiday Closings

The Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library will observe all University-approved holiday closings.