The Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC) is located in the Loomis Laboratory of Physics
on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University
of Illinois. Loomis is at the northeast corner of the intersection of Goodwin
Avenue and Green Street at 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois.
The Physics Department has a
page of directions,
with maps, driving directions, and parking information,
including getting to Urbana, getting around town, and navigating the campus.
Metered parking is available on most streets. Reserved parking may be available in the lot adjacent to the southeast entrance of
Loomis, upon request. The Illini Union and the Hampton Inn are just a short walk away, so hotel guests may prefer to leave their cars there.
Walk up computers
The Illini Union
(two blocks west of Loomis) and
Grainger Engineering Library
(one block northwest of Loomis) have walk up
computers available on the Illinois network. The Physics and Astronomy Library
in 204 Loomis has
limited-time use computers available, also.
To login to the campus network with your computer and to use some University resources, you will need a guest
. Usually the CPLC staff can have an account ready for you when you arrive, however, if necessary, any Illinois
faculty, staff member, or student can create a limited number of guest accounts
Wireless is available in public places in Loomis, MRL and ESB. Plug in access for laptops is available in the
Physics and Astronomy Library
in 204 Loomis. More detailed information is available for
and all other campus
buildings. If you have been assigned an office, it should have network access.
Only a few locations have public wireless
; they include Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (one block south of Loomis) and Willard Airport.
The Physics Wiki
has instructions for Illinois people who want to set up a guest account. CITES (Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services) has a Guide for Guests and Visitors
CITES has a help desk
, and the Physics Department
has a help ticket system
The Physics and Astronomy Library
is located in 204 Loomis. Plug in access for laptops are available
there and they have UIUC networked computers available for limited time use. Grainger Engineering Library
is a block
northwest of Loomis and has
walk up computers on the internet available for public use. There are many other department libraries
Some services for visitors
are available. The Main Library
allows searching of all library catalogs for books,
journals, magazines, reserves, etc. Databases like
(INSPEC, Compendex, and NTIS) may have restrictions for
non-UIUC people, but they can be accessed from computers in the library. The Physics and Astronomy Library
many useful resources linked.
Many Ph.D. theses for recent Illinois graduates are available online.
There are two copiers in the Physics and Astronomy Library
. One requires a PIN number and an Illinois account number.
The other is a campus-owned machine that uses a value-card.
The Main Library has a Frequently Asked Questions
Loomis Copy Center
There are two self-service copy machines in 271 Loomis. Both
require a PIN number, a current University of Illinois account number for billing,
and a key to access the room. See Kelly Sturdyvin in room 179A Loomis
during regular office hours.
Physics and Astronomy Library
There are two copiers in the library. One uses the same PIN number and account as the Copy Center (above). The other is a
campus-owned machine that uses a value-card. Value-cards can be purchased
Grainger Library and the Illini Union, as well as several other places on campus.
To get the correct reimbursement instructions and forms, please click on your status:
B1 or B2 Visa
O1 or O2 Visa
P1, P2, or P3 Visa
(Green Card Pending)
Waiver for Business of Tourism
For any other Visa type, please contact Susan Flanegin for assistance.
Foreign National Compliance Statement
Nonresident Alien Compliance Statement
CPLC Visitor Reimbursement Form