11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
M-F: 8 am-5 pm
 (217) 333-8925

The Illinois Fire Service Institute Library (IFSI Library) serves the Illinois Fire Service Institute's instructional staff, students, Illinois fire departments and firefighters, and other fire/emergency-related users by providing fire and emergency library and information assistance.




  • Capacity: Seating for 34, handicapped accessible
  • Room is used for:
    • In-person, telephone, or Internet-based service to IFSI Library patrons
    • Storage for the more than 18,000 items in the IFSI Library multi-media collection
    • Climate-controlled storage for historical records, photographs, and films that document more than 85 years of fire service training at the University of Illinois
    • IFSI Library User Training
    • Individual or small group study
    • Single presenter lectures in Library Meeting Room
    • Workspace for international scholars and researchers studying fire service, emergency management, or library science issues
  • Services:
    • The largest fire and emergency response collection in Illinois, including the best audiovisual and periodical collections
    • Library and information services and literacy support for both fire and emergency service personnel and the general public
    • Interlibrary loan services that deliver library materials to a patron’s local library at no charge
    • Statewide leader in preserving, managing and sharing history and knowledge in the fire service, including the creation ofIFLODD: The Illinois Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths Digital Image Collection Database
    • Member of inFIRE (international network for Fire Information and Reference Exchange) a worldwide consortium of fire and emergency libraries
  • Technical Capabilities:
    • High speed wired and Wireless web connectivity
    • Multiple computer input sources for visitors with laptops
    • 8 computer terminals for IFSI Library patrons
    • VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray
    • Programmable lighting

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