Contact Us

The American Library Association Archives remains closed for walk-in use. Only approved scheduled appointments will be honored for onsite visits. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have a reference request, email is the best way to reach us: ala-archives[at]

Due to a campus wide University of Illinois building access policy, we are unable to schedule non-University affiliated researchers for onsite appointments at this time. Please contact the archives for further information or help with your research.

Patience is appreciated. We will continue to answer requests in the order received. Rush orders are not being accepted at this time.

Use this contact information to reach us about research inquiries, scheduling an appointment, donations, and any other general questions and comments you may have.

Email: ala-archives AT
Phone: (217) 333‐7841
Fax: (217) 244-4300

American Library Association Archives
1707 South Orchard
Urbana, IL 61801

You can also schedule an onsite research consultation with Cara Bertram here.

For further information about planning a visit or about the archives staff, please refer to the following pages:
Plan a Visit
Archives Faculty and Staff


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