Welcome to Urbana High School Library

Use Destiny Catalog to search for books.

♦New books?  Check out our new fiction and new non-fiction titles♦

 * * *  We now have an eBook collection!  * * *

(Check the Library Policies - below - or see the librarian for your eBook access)

Matthew Murrey, Librarian

BOOK REVIEWS (what your librarian has been reading).

1002 S. Race Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-384-3502
Fax: 217-384-3532

Library Policies  (click for details)

Library Hours : 

M, Tu, Th, & Fr 7:45 - 3:25*
(closed for lunch 1:30 - 2:00)
Wed 7:45 - 2:30
(closed for lunch 1:00 - 1:30)

*Open until 3:45 on Tu and Th

Quick Links:

UHS Library Electronic Resources:

Click on the links below to access our online databases and eBooks. See the library staff to obtain user IDs and passwords for home access to eLibrary, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Issues and Controversies, Salem History & Literature, Infobase eBooks, or World Book Online

eLibrary - an online database
Search for magazine and journal articles (also photos, transcripts, and web sites)
Salem Press history & literature eBooks
Full-text reference sets (print editions are in the library). Salem History - 20s, 30s, 40s & 50s. Salem Literature – Critical Survey of Long Fiction (essays on hundreds of novelists) and Critical Insights (collections of criticism on eight contemporary authors).
GVRL - Gale Virtual Reference Library
An reference collection of hundreds of digital books – full text, fully searchable, and integrated with your Google drive.
Infobase Publishers - eBooks
21 books of literary criticism, 5 history books, and 1 career encyclopedia. We have BOTH print and unlimited digital access.
Facts on File Issues & Controversies
Articles and data for research on current issues and controversial topics.
World Book Online
This is the trusty general encyclopedia. A great place to start for reliable articles on a wide variety of topics.


Search Engines:   Google     Exalead    DuckDuckGo

Meta-search Engines:  Dogpile    Surfwax

Internet Searching: Get the best from the Internet

Evaluate What You Find on the Web

Put your search results to the TEST!


UC Berkley Search Guide

For more on Internet search engines visit the UC Berkley Search Guide

Other Online Resources and Links:

Connect to the following sites to use online reference sources or to find out more about additional local resources or topics related to the research process.