Library & information services

The Carle Foundation Hospital Library offers a wide variety of medical and health-related information to physicians, staff, patients and members of the community.

Requests are accepted by phone at (217) 383-3456 or email

Literature searches are available upon request and photocopies of relevant information may be provided free of charge. Hospital floor staff may contact the library on behalf of hospitalized patients.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials not held by the library can usually be obtained from other libraries through cooperative lending agreements. This service is available to Carle employees only.

Photocopy service

Photocopying of library materials by library staff may be requested in accordance with copyright and library policies.

Internet access

Limited Internet access is available during regular business hours.

Location & hours

The Carle Foundation Hospital Library is located on the lower level of the Parkview building on the main campus in Urbana, IL. Library hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can contact us at (217) 383-3456.