Winter Break Building Closures and Grab-and-Go

With the semester ending, the library will be switching to winter break hours.  

Monday, December 14 – Friday, December 18
During this week, library building services will include Grab-and-Go only from 12pm-4pm Monday through Friday. If you need to print or use a computer, please visit the UHB 200 computer lab. 

After Friday, December 18
After December 18, the library building, Grab-and-Go, I-Share and InterLibrary Loan services will be closed through the end of the year. During this time, online assistance will still be available. Visit our website for chat assistance, or check our FAQ page for often asked questions. And as always, library databases are available 24/7.

We anticipate that I-Share and InterLibrary Loan request services will begin on January 11th and Grab-and-Go services will start again on January 13th. These plans are subject to change due to delivery services and public health and university guidelines.

For the most up to date info on building and service hours, visit our Library Hours page.

Thanksgiving Holiday Recess

Our hours will look a little different during Thanksgiving Holiday Recess. Here is a breakdown of when we’ll be open:

Wednesday, November 21: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday, November 22: CLOSED

Friday, November 23: CLOSED

Saturday, November 24: CLOSED

Sunday, November 25: 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM

We hope that you will take some time to relax this Thanksgiving holiday. Maybe you’re going to whip up your famous butternut squash soup with the help of the immersion blender from our Library of Things. Perhaps you’re going to spend many, many hours melting into the couch while watching movies and eating candy from our Binge Kits. Whichever way you choose to spend your time this Thanksgiving Holiday Recess, we hope you enjoy.

Labor Day Weekend Movie Special!!!

Labor Day Weekend Movie Special

 After the excitement of the first week of classes, the long Labor Day weekend is a great time to rest and enjoy some downtime.  There’s no better way to do that then with some friends, some movies, and some snacks and we’re here to help you host that much needed movie night.  During the Labor Day weekend (Friday Sept. 1 – Sunday Sept. 3), if you come to the library and check out 3 DVDs from our Feature Film Collection, we’ll give you a bag of microwavable popcorn and candy.  With the variety of our film collection, there’s something for every body from new releases to old favorites.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!  

Winter Break Special Hours & Closures

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

Holiday CLOSURE:

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

Calendar view of hours December 2016

Calendar View of Library Hours January 2017

Brookens Holiday Hours and Closures

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.

Library Extended Hours: Nov 28th – Dec 1st

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.

Extended Hours:

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!

Extended Hours Poster


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brookens Library will be CLOSED Monday, January 18, 2016.

We will re-open with regular Spring Semester hours Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Spring Semester Hours (1/19 – 5/14)

Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am – Midnight
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – Midnight


Holiday Hours & Closures

We will have reduced hours and closures throughout the winter break. Below you will find a complete list of our winter hours. Tuesday, January 20th marks the beginning of the regular Spring 2015 operating hours. Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.

Winter Break (12/20 – 1/2)

Dec 20-21 (Sat-Sun): CLOSED
Dec. 22-23 (Mon-Tue): 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec 24-28 (Wed – Sun): CLOSED
Dec 29-31 (Mon-Wed): BUILDING CLOSED, Telephone or email services available 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jan 1 (Thu): CLOSED
Jan 2 (Fri): BUILDING CLOSED, Telephone or email services available 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Winter Intercession (1/3 – 1/18)

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/19)


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