Spring 2022 Library Hours

Welcome back! Brookens Library hours for the spring 2022 semester are listed below:

Sunday: 2 pm – 8 pm
Monday: 9 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 1 pm
Saturday: Closed

Hours are subject to change. Visit our full service hours here.

Research help is available via chat, email, or setting up a research appointment with a librarian. Check our library FAQs for quick answers to common questions.

Online library resources, including databases and eBooks, are accessible through the library’s website 24/7. Search our catalog to find and request books from UIS or other I-Share libraries. Visit our research guides to find recommended databases and online resources to help you get started on your research.

Study Hours are Back

Study hours are back for the spring semester. We’ve adjusted our hours a bit. The most up to date hours for study hours can be found on our hours page.

You can book a seat in advance to secure your preferred spot, or book one at the check-in desk when you arrive to the library. Visit our What to Expect at the Library guide for booking instructions.

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.

New Library Hours and Study Spaces

Starting Sunday, September 27th, we will be launching new library hours. As the weather shifts, we will be removing our outdoor Grab-and-Go table and moving that service inside. We are also extending our Study Hours hours and have added group study tables and remote meeting rooms.

New Hours:
Sundays: 2-8pm
Mondays – Thursdays: Noon-10pm
Fridays: Noon-4pm

During these times, the doors on the quad side of the building will be unlocked. You can come in to the library to study, check out materials, browse the stacks, and print/scan. 

Booking a Seat
We are still recommending that you book a seat in advance for Study Hours to speed up the check in process. Visit our booking instructions page for assistance. This step is recommended, but not required. 

Group Study Tables
We have made 6 group study tables available on the main floor of the library. There are 4 tables that accommodate 2 people, and 2 tables that accommodate 4 people.  

Remote Meeting Rooms
Struggling to participate in your remote classes with your roommates walking around in the background? Or do you need a space to have a remote meeting with a counselor or advisor? We have 3 small rooms available during operating hours that are great for these purposes. These rooms include a table and chair and allow you to close the door and have a dedicated space for engaging in class or having a online meeting with less distraction. Book a Remote Meeting Room now. 

To learn more about library services and to find additional places on campus to study, print/scan, or join a remote class or meeting, visit our What to Expect at the Library guide. 

Open Office Hours via Zoom in August

Dates and times of Library Open Office Hours via Zoom

Brookens Library is holding open office hours via Zoom for faculty and staff to drop-in with any questions regarding the changes to the new catalog, I-Share, course reserves, or finding OER materials. Open office hours take place Mondays – Fridays from 11:00 AM – noon from August 3 – August 28. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://uis.zoom.us/j/96766987717?pwd=WitXK3QvUWJrbVJSWVFYWFd6MnA5UT09
Meeting ID: 967 6698 7717
Password: 710281

You can also reach out to your liaison librarian for assistance and support as you normally would: https://libguides.uis.edu/librarians

If interested in learning more about our new catalog on your own time, check some of our online tutorials below:

Searching for Books in the Library Catalog

Requesting Books from Brookens Library

Renewing Checked Out Items at Brookens Library

Grab-And-Go Service Starts 7/13

We’re excited to announce that we are launching a Grab-and-Go service for UIS library materials on Monday, July 13th.  

Mondays: 3pm-6pm
Tuesdays: 11am-2pm
Thursdays: 3pm-6pm
Fridays: 11am-2pm

How to request materials for pick-up:

  1. Request materials using the library catalog. We have a new search box and catalog; this video will show you how to request materials in the new system. 

2. Wait until you receive an email that says your items are available. 

3. Pop on your mask and come to the library’s main entrance on the quad side of the building during the next available pick-up time that works in your schedule.

4. Look for the library staff member and hold your i-card up to the glass window. We’ll grab your items, check them out to your account, and pass them through the door.  

Staff will be handling all library materials while wearing masks. Please do not attempt to disinfect materials by spraying or wiping them with cleaning solutions or through any other means. We recommend simply quarantining the items for 72 hours. For additional information about library materials and COVID-19 transmission, we recommend the findings from the REALM Project. 

Questions about your library account or materials requests can be sent to libcirc@uis.edu.  

Learn more about our new search interface at our workshops or open office hours series.

Extended Hours

Extended Hours flyer listing hours.

Finals week is quickly approaching. To help you prepare, we’re offering extended hours this week so that you can study and finish up those last few projects and assignments. And to keep you fueled we’ll put out coffee, tea, and hot cocoa along with bananas and other snacks at 10pm Monday-Thursday. Best of luck as you finish the end of the semester!

Monday Dec. 2nd – Thursday Dec. 5th – open until 3am

Friday Dec. 6th – open until 9pm

Library Hours 8/19 – 8/24

We’re extending our hours just a smidge next week to help you get those last minute things done before the semester starts. We’ll be staying open until 6pm all week long as well as opening on Saturday.

Hours for 8/19 – 8/24

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday 10am – 6pm
Library hours

Semester Hours start on Sunday 8/25

  • Sun 2pm – midnight
  • Mon – Thurs 8:30am – midnight
  • Fri 8:30am – 6pm
  • Sat 10am – 6pm