The Residence Hall Libraries system is a division of University Housing. There are 7 locations around campus. Anyone with an I-Card can check items out for free. The RHL collections consist of books (fiction and non-fiction), DVDs, CDs, magazines, and video games. The collection is divided into Biography; Jobs and Career; Multicultural, Diversity, and Social Identity; Mystery; Personal Development; Romance; Science Fiction; Study Guides; and Women's Studies. Some of the locations feature individual collections for the Residence Hall Living Learning Communities. Each Residence Hall Library has a different collection but any item from any of the libraries, as well as anything from other on-campus libraries or locations within I-Share, can be requested, reserved, and sent to the Residence Hall Library of the patron's choosing!

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Residence Hall Libraries:

10) Media: Video games, DVDs, and Music!

9) Programs: Bookclubs, trivia contests, academic workshops, and more!

8) Item Requests: Not on the shelves? Submit a request and they'll order it!

7) BookMatch: Get a personalized recommendation on what to read next!


6) Graphic Novels: Lots of graphic novels at each location!

5)  Language Collections: Check out books in Spanish and Chinese!

4) LLC Collections: In an LLC? Each LLC has its own unique collection of materials.

3) 7 Locations: You can visit all of them! Each has unique collections and study space.

2) Interlibrary Loan: Request materials from anywhere in the UI Library system or the I-Share libraries in the state to be sent to the Residence Hall Library of your choice. You can also return any library materials to Residence Hall Library locations.

1) Free: Everything is free to borrow with your I-card!


Locations: Allen (between the dining hall and computer lab), Busey-Evans (across from the computer lab), FAR (in the basement of Trelease), Ike (second floor Learning Commons, across from The Caffeinator), ISR (downstairs in Wardall), LAR (to the left of the main entrance), PAR (across from Penn Station).



  • Mon-Thur 8am-1am
  • Fri 8am-9pm
  • Sat 6pm-9pm
  • Sun 4pm-1am

All Others (Allen, Busey-Evans, FAR, ISR, LAR, PAR):

  • Sun-Thur 4pm-1am 
  • Fri 6pm-9pm
  • Sat 6pm-9pm

Map of the Residence Hall Libraries


External Links:

Residence Hall Libraries (on the University Housing website)

Residence Hall Libraries (on the University Library website)