Library services and support

by (Nancy O'Brien)   /   Aug 16, 2016

The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) offers many services and resources to assist you with your class work, research and other projects.

Our web site has links to subject-specific resources and to services, such as chat reference service, and forms for making an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one assistance or recommending items to purchase.

Education-related information may be found at

Please contact Nancy O’Brien by email ( or phone (217-333-2408) if you would like to schedule library orientation and instruction sessions for classes.  Each session is structured to fit the needs of your particular class.  Individual meetings to discuss library services and collections to support your research needs can also be scheduled.

Library hours for SSHEL and the Main Library for the fall semester are:

Monday-Thursday:        8:30 am-10 pm

Friday:                         8:30 am-6 pm

Saturday:                     1-5 pm

Sunday                         1-10 pm

Thank you for your continued support and use of SSHEL.   I look forward to working with you all during the coming year!

Nancy O’Brien