Benefits of OLLI Membership

OLLI at Illinois enjoys productive collaborative relationships with many partners, both on the U of I campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community. Our members benefit greatly from the contributions of these partners, who enrich our programming and provide additional opportunities for engagement through special programs designed for OLLI members.

Thank you to all of our partners for their generous contributions to OLLI at Illinois.


Members will be eligible for a University of Illinois I-Card; details for obtaining the I-Card is provided in your membership confirmation letter.

The I-Card comes with several benefits:

  • Access to the U of I Library and its renowned collections, including extensive online materials
  • Free service on all Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus routes (an annual pass typically costs $72)
  • Discounts at participating local and national merchants (PLEASE NOTE that benefits listed explicitly for faculty, staff, and students are not available for OLLI members who do not otherwise fall into those categories.)

U of I Library Programs

OLLI members have access to books, movies, journal articles, and online newspapers and magazines at the U of I Library — one of the largest and richest public library collections in North America, with more than 24 million items among its holdings. OLLI also collaborates with the Library to provide personalized training sessions and short courses for its members.

To learn more about your OLLI library benefits, click here to here to read the OLLI Library Guide.

Wellness Programs

Members are eligible to join the state-of-the-art U of I Campus Recreation facilities at faculty/staff rates. OLLI members also receive a 20% discount on the Lifetime Fitness Program offered by the U of I Department of Kinesiology and Community Health.


Sincerest thanks to our other campus and community partners: