Reference and Information Services Illinois State Library

The Illinois State Library offers reference and information services online, in person, and by telephone or fax. Please select the method that best meets your needs from the list below.


Interlibrary Loan

Current Illinois State Government Employees with a valid State Library card can request materials/journal articles not held by the State Library. Work-related requests can be obtained from out-of-state libraries.

Persons who have received a courtesy library card from the State Library are ineligible for interlibrary loan privileges. Please request items through your public or corporate library.

If you have questions or need assistance placing an interlibrary loan request, please call 217−782−7523 or email