Plan A Visit

Schedule an Appointment

Because of limited space and staff, appointments are strongly recommended before visiting the archives. Please email ala-archives AT library.illinois.edu to schedule an appointment at least 2 business days before your visit. This also allows us to have your records ready for you when you arrive, and to allow the archives staff to identify additional records of interest to your research if we can.

Location

HortFieldLab

Horticulture Field Lab

The American Library Association Archives is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is at the Archives Research Center in the Horticulture Field Laboratory building in room 107A. Our reading room is located in room 105.

American Library Association Archives
1707 South Orchard
Urbana, IL, 61801

Hours

Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday: 8:30am-12pm and 1-5pm

Wednesday: 10am-12pm and 1-5pm

Please expect closures on holidays observed by the University of Illinois.

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Parking

Metered parking is available in front of the Archives Research Center.  Meters are $1 an hour or a parking pass can be purchased through the Parking Department. We do not have a change machine on site so please come prepared with coins if you would like to use the meters.

Accommodations

Hotels on or around the University of Illinois campus, a short drive from the ALA Archives.

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