Student Resources

University Library

The University of Illinois Library offers a guide for students enrolled in online or off-campus courses through Online and Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct research, obtain articles and books from a distance, find course reserves and get assistance from a librarian.

Grainger Engineering Library Information Center

Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library has one of the largest public university collections, and the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center is the largest U.S. engineering library. The Grainger Library contains 260,000 volumes of journals, books, reports, standards, theses, conference proceedings, and other materials. Holdings include more than 1,000 ongoing journal subscriptions and a large number of continually received conference and series publications.

CITES WebStore

As U of I student, you are eligible to purchase software for Unit Purchase as well as your own Personal Purchase at unbeatable prices through University of Illinois WebStore. WebStore can save you as much as 90% off retail prices and 50% off software upgrades. Some software, such as virus protection for Windows is available at no cost to you.

Graduate College Handbook

The comprehensive Graduate College Handbook contains policies and requirements set forth by the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Individual graduate programs or departments may have additional policies.

Accessing Your Illinois E-mail Account

As a University of Illinois student, you have a student email account. Your email is accessible via Exchange 2010 through CITES (the UIUC campus computing group). Please review the Exchange 2010 website. While you are a registered student, official correspondence from the University will be sent to your CITES Exchange account. If you are registered in a Computer Science (CS) course, note that all correspondence for CS classes will be sent to your CITES Exchange account. You are expected to check this account frequently.


The University of Illinois Office of the Registrar provides access for current and former students who wish to order a transcript online.

Photoless I-Card

Complete the form to request a photoless University of Illinois identification card, which allows you to borrow material from the UIUC library and the statewide I-Share member libraries.