The Funk Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Library (Funk ACES Library) is a specialized library located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). It serves as the primary library for students, faculty, and researchers in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at UIUC.
Key features and services of the Funk ACES Library include:
- Collections: The library houses a comprehensive collection of resources related to agricultural, consumer, and environmental sciences. These collections cover a wide range of topics, including agronomy, horticulture, animal sciences, food science, human nutrition, environmental studies, and more.
- Specialized Resources: Funk ACES Library provides access to specialized resources such as agricultural journals, research publications, industry reports, and databases that are essential for conducting research in these fields.
- Reference and Research Assistance: Librarians at Funk ACES Library offer reference and research assistance to students and researchers. They help users locate relevant materials, provide guidance on using databases effectively, and support research projects.
- Study Spaces: The library offers various study spaces, including individual study carrels, group study rooms, and collaborative spaces, where students and researchers can work on their projects and assignments.
- Workshops and Instruction: The library conducts workshops and instructional sessions on research skills, database usage, citation management, and other topics relevant to agricultural and environmental sciences.
- Online Resources: Funk ACES Library provides access to a vast collection of electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals, and databases. These online resources are accessible to the university community both on and off-campus.
- Archives and Special Collections: The library may also house special collections and archives related to the history of agriculture, consumer sciences, and environmental studies.
The Funk Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Library plays a crucial role in supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and researchers in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.