Morris Library at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Morris Library at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois, United States. Founded in 1869, SIUC is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system.


Morris Library is the main library for SIUC. The Library holds more than 2.6 million volumes, 3.6 million microform units, and over 36,000 current periodicals and serials. Library users have access to I-Share (the statewide automated library system) and to a comprehensive array of databases and other electronic data files. As the campus center for access to academic information and collaborative academic technology projects, Morris Library provides a wide range of services, including reference assistance, instructional and technical support, distance learning, geographic information systems (GIS), and multimedia courseware development. Morris Library is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA).


In 2009, Morris Library completed a massive renovation and expansion at a cost of $41 million. The building's original façade and the HVAC and elevator systems were completely replaced. Every floor except the basement, sixth and seventh floors of the seven-story building were completely overhauled to drastically improve accessibility and remove confusion. The remaining floors were gutted, but the renovation to those parts of the building were not completed, due to budget shortfalls and cost overruns on the construction. An additional 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of space was added to the north side of the library. Delyte's, a new coffee shop named after former SIU President Delyte W. Morris, now operates in a portion of the new space.


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Morris Library at SIUC
605 Agriculture Drive Mailcode 6632
62901 Carbondale , Illinois
United States
37° 42' 54.6876" N, 89° 13' 14.8908" W
Illinois US