Useful Links for SRL Participants

Top 10 Links for SRL Associates


For basic information about the SRL, including internet access and available technologies.

For information about up-to-date library hours and access to catalogs, and online journals and databases.

Use this page as your home base for your research during SRL. Easy access to the Classic Catalog, major databases, and our informative Research Guides.

  • Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Consult this site for information about housing, check-in, events, and programming.

For all your map needs, including parking map, wireless access map, and MTD bus routes.



For information about local restaurants, shopping, and events during your stay. 

For more information about food, drink, music, and culture in Champaign-Urbana.

For up-to-date information on all bus routes.

Check out the calendar to view performances and events.

Check out current and future exhibits and upcoming events.



More Useful Links for SRL Associates


Physical Fitness

  • There are four treadmills and four elliptical machines located in Presby Hall, which are free and open to all guests.
  • The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) – 201 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820
    • Please note that due to upcoming building renovations, certain spaces at the ARC may be temporarily unavailable or closed for construction. Please consult the site linked above for current information regarding these renovations.
  • Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) – 1102 W. Gregory Dr. Urbana, IL 61801
    • Daily guest passes are available from both ARC and CRCE

Around Town

Discover food, shopping, and events happening throughout Champaign this summer.

Champaign-Urbana’s weekly farmers market held every Saturday, 7:00am-12:00pm.


Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD)
Local bus system with extensive routes and affordable fares ($1 one-way)

Neutral Cycle | 624 S 5th St, Champaign
Local bike shop offering bike rentals

Bike sharing mobile app service

Car sharing service, located throughout town

Ridesharing mobile applications


Target Champaign Campustown Store | 603 E Green St, Champaign
Has the essentials – right on campus!

County Market | 331 E Stoughton St, Champaign
In Campustown area – larger selection than Target

Harvest Market | 2029 S Neil St, Champaign
Similar to Whole Foods – locally owned

Common Ground Food Co-op | 300 S Broadway Ave, Urbana (Inside Lincoln Square Mall)
Community owned since 1974

World Harvest International & Gourmet Foods | 306 W Springfield Ave, Urbana
Specialty Market, also has a café


Funding for this program is provided in part by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).