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About the Library
The AEMS Media Library maintains a collection of high-quality videos and curriculum materials, as well as some CDs, traditional games, and newsletters. These are available for viewing or browsing in the library and for loan to local patrons.

The library is open to the public; university affiliation is not required.

If you live in central Illinois, you may sign up for an AEMS Borrower's Card. Please come in to sign the AEMS Borrower Agreement, which we ask all borrowers to adhere to.

AEMS is a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), which  covers 28,141 square miles and serves a population of 2,248,634. There are 585 member libraries: 41 Academic, 229 Public, 259 School and 56 Special in southern and part of central Illinois. As of July 2008, patrons at any IHLS member library may borrow from the AEMS library through interlibrary loan.

Monday 8:00AM-1:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM-1:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM-1:00PM

Please note that AEMS will be closed during academic breaks on: Mar. 14 - Mar. 22 and May 7 - Aug 23.

For appointments outside of
these hours please
to schedule a visit.

Library Asst: 217-333-9597
Additional Assistance: 217-333-7273

105 S Gregory St.
Room 219 (second floor*)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801

Metered parking is available on Gregory Street


Borrowing Items

Please come visit the library during our the hours listed above to browse our shelves. You can search for items using the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) SHARE online catalog.

Obtaining Items

Items in our collection can be borrowed in person at the AEMS Media Library during our library hours. Requests can also be placed online using the SHARE Catalog. When requesting an item, you can choose any IHLS library as your pick-up location (e.g., the Mahomet Public Library, or most school libraries in the central Illinois area). Similarly, if another library has an item that you want, you can choose to pick it up at AEMS.

Managing Your SHARE Account Online

To log into your account using the SHARE catalog, click on My Account on the top of the SHARE screen, then Log In/Register . Use the barcorde number on your AEMS borrower's card; your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided us (click on “Profile” to change your PIN). Once you are logged in, you may place holds, renew items, see what you have checked out and their due dates, and much more.

Search Our Collection
The search tool below searches a subset of the records in the AEMS Database, selecting only those records that we hold in our library collection. For more information or to search the entire database, see our AEMS Database page.

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Last updated: January 21, 2020


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