University of Illinois Library

Welcome to Aeon, the Special Collection Request System at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

For the fall 2021 semester, RBML and IHLC will be open 1-5pm for walk-ins during weekday afternoons, and 9-5pm by appointment. In-person appointments are limited, but we continue to be able to fulfill digitization requests for remote access. Please email RBML at or IHLC at for more information about the process for making an appointment or making a digitization request.

Please sign into your User Account or create one. Establishing an account will allow you to request materials or reproductions from the following University of Illinois Special Collections units:

In your account, you are also able to review previous requests and save new requests for future submission.

If you have already logged into your account and are returning from the online catalog or manuscript collections or archival holdings database, please click the appropriate Illinois or visitor login link to continue to your user account.

University of Illinois Students, Faculty, and Staff

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Affiliates include current students, faculty, and staff. To log in or create your account, click on the link below and identify yourself using your NetID and password.


Visitors include any individual who does not have a current University of Illinois NetID. To log in or create an account, click on the link below.

Questions or difficulty registering? Please contact Special Collections staff at