Finals Week Freebie: “Cereal Bar”

The Friends of Brookens Library know you have been working hard all semester long. To help you make it through your final week of classes they will be hosting a FREE “Cereal Bar” on the lower-level of Brookens Library on:

Monday, May 8

4-7 PM

Bowls, spoons, milk and some of your favorite cereals will be provided! Can’t stay to eat it in the Library? No problem! We will also have grab-and-go dry packs available.

Don’t miss out on this tasty Finals Week treat.

Holtz Memorial Lecture: Lincoln Legacy Lecture 10/20

The University of Illinois Springfield will host the 14th Annual Lincoln Legacy Lecture on October 20, 2016, presented by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership, in cooperation with the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies.

Brookens Library has selected the program as the 2016/2017 Holtz Memorial Lecture. “Lincoln and Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Equality” will feature three Lincoln scholars: Dr. Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS, Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil war Era Gettysburg College, and Dr Brooks Simpson, Foundation Professor of History, Arizon State University.

The event, at 7:00 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium, is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.

Lincoln Legacy Lecture

Book Sale Friday, October 7

You don’t want to miss the Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale!!!

Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brookens Library-Main Level

This year we are moving our sale out of the basement and up to the main level for your convenience. Let us know what you think of the change.

It’s the perfect time to stock up and save big!  We hope to see you at the book sale.

Friends of Brookens Library Annual Book Sale 2016

Congratulations Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services

TTreadwell_Poday is a bittersweet day at Brookens Library. Today is Jane Treadwell’s last day as the University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services at the University of Illinois Springfield. Dean Treadwell has served the University in this role for the past thirteen and half years. We are so thankful for her dutiful service to Brookens Library and to the Friends of Brookens Library. We want her to wish her the very best as she embarks on a new chapter of her life. Thank you for making the library such a special place to UIS and congratulations! You will be missed. Check out the video tribute from the student employees at Brookens Library.

National Library Week: We Provide Access!

It’s National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. This year we want to highlight some of the ways Brookens Library shines for our students, faculty, staff and the Springfield community.

When people think of the library they think of books, but we are so much more…

We Provide Access:

Libraries level the playing field. As great democratic institutions, serving people of every age, income level, location, ethnicity, or physical ability, and providing the full range of information resources needed to live, learn, govern, and work. At libraries, patrons are free to exercise their right to know without fear of censorship or reprisal.

At Brookens, we fulfill this by…

Providing access to books, databases and other materials.

Providing access to computers and wireless internet

Offering our resources and services to the public

Not censoring (i.e. banning books or putting filters on our computers)

If you stop in the library you will see our over 30 foot chalkboard decked out for National Library Week – tell us how Brookens shines for you!

Support Brookens Library by becoming a Friend today!


Dean Treadwell’s Retirement Reception 4/26

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services.

Dean Treadwell has served the University of Illinois Springfield for nearly 14 years in her role. Help us show her how much we appreciate all she has done for Brookens Library and the Friends of Brookens Library on:

Tuesday, April 26  –  3:00 – 5:00 pm  –  PAC Restaurant – University of Illinois Springfield

Treadwell_Retirement Invite

Documentary Screening 3/29, Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis

Brookens Library will be hosting a screening of the brand new documentary

“Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis”

Tuesday, March 29 – 7:00 pm – Brookens Auditorium

Free and open to the public

John Lewis Film Post Card