Finals Week marks the end of another semester at UIS. We will reduce our hours and have special holiday closures over the winter break from Saturday, December 10, 2016 through Monday, January 16, 2017. A complete list of our hours is always available on our website for your convenience.
Reduced Hours of Operation (Saturday, December 10 – Thursday, December 22):
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Monday – Friday: OPEN 9AM – 5 PM
Friday, December 23 – Monday, January 2
We re-open with reduced hours on Tuesday, January 3
Spring Semester Reduced Hours: (Tuesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 15)
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Monday – Friday: OPEN 9AM – 5PM
Special Closure: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16): CLOSED
We re-open with regular Spring Semester hours Tuesday, January 17, 2017
We hope your semester has been successful and that you are looking forward a peaceful winter break. To help you relax and refresh, we’ve compiled a list of winter read recommendations in our Cloud Library collection. These downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks are accessible from wherever you are spending your break with the free app. Unfamiliar with the downloadable eBooks or eAudiobooks in our Cloud Library collection? Learn more here, and, as always, we’ll be happy to help you download the free app and set up your account at the library main desk. Enjoy your break!
Finals Week can be a stressful time of the year. With that in mind, we set up two de-stress stations located near the back of the library on the main floor: A Lego Station and a Kinetic Sand Station. Take a quick break and use your hands to help reduce your stress! Good luck as you close out the semester.
We could not provide all of our resources and services to the community without our student employees. They are an integral part of the operations of Brookens Library.
It is bittersweet to lose such three highly valued members of Team Brookens at the end of this semester. We are excited for them and the new chapter they will begin in their lives after college. Congratulations to Aman, Anuj, and Crystal. We wish them the best of luck in all their future endeavors!
Congratulations to Aman
Aman has worked as part of the User Services department for a year and a half. Aman likes to play and listen to music, when he’s not studying into the early hours of the morning. Aman’s a great member of our team, supporting other students, staff, and faculty by telling jokes and helping others get what they need. As an international student, he’s helped a lot of other international students navigate their way around campus and to the resources they might require. Here’s a video shot by Leadership Lived that talks more about Aman and all of the wonderful things he’s done for the campus community as well–not just the library! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a_V4HtyD1M
Congratulations to Anuj
Anuj has also been a part of our team for about a year and a half. His major is also Management Information Systems. On Wednesdays, Anuj often serves as our student research assistant, while the librarians are in their weekly meeting. Over the summer, Anuj and Aman both helped out with a huge shifting project, working with both speed and accuracy. Anuj is always supportive and always looking for ways to help his coworkers and others in the community.
Anuj has excelled at every task and project we have thrown his way, and he always takes it on with a positive attitude. His customer service to all of our patrons has been superb, and his presence in the library will be very much missed by many.
Congratulations to Crystal
Crystal has been the student manager for the User Services staff since the Fall 2014 Semester. Hired in Fall 2013, Crystal has done pretty much everything a student worker would do, as well as everything a circulation supervisor would do. Active in her Sorority and always studying, Crystal doesn’t have much free time. After graduation, she plans to learn how to be a better cook and to read more novels and less textbooks. Crystal’s outgoing, friendly personality made her a pleasure to work with and she will be greatly missed.
We know you’re busy studying for finals so we wanted to remind you that our hours change during Winter Break.
Holiday / Winter Break Recess (12/10- 1/2)
Sat-Sun (12/10 – 12/18): Closed
Mon-Friday (12/12 – 12/22): 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri-Tue (12/23 – 12/27): Holiday Closure
Wed-Fri (12/28 – 12/30): BUILDING CLOSED/E-mail services available 10 AM – 2 PM
Sat-Mon (12/31 – 1/2): Holiday Closure
Brookens Library will re-open with regular hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
You’re up late, so we are too!
With the end of the semester drawing near, we know you need more time to prepare for projects and exams. The week before finals we are staying open an extra 3 hours each night.
Monday, November 28th – Thursday, December 1st 8:30 am to 3:00 am
Friday, December 2nd 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Come to Brookens to get your study on!