On July 9, 2013, Public Act 98-63, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, became state law (430 ILCS 66). There are several areas in which concealed carry is prohibited under the law:
Brookens Library provides lockers for the convenience of students who need a place to store books and other materials. All currently registered UIS students will be eligible to use a library locker. Lockers will be checked out for the semester. All lockers will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students may apply for locker usage at the Brookens Library Circulation Desk. They must have a valid UIN to be assigned a locker.
Although there is no fee for locker usage, students will be charged a $25 replacement fee should they lose the locker key.
All library materials must be charged out prior to placing in lockers. No food or drink may be stored in lockers. All lockers must be cleared out at the end of each semester. Items left will be taken to the University Lost and Found at the Parking Operations Office.
The library is not responsible for theft of or damage to possessions left in lockers.
In an effort to find a balance between cleanliness and providing a welcoming environment, Brookens Library administration has adopted the following policy regarding food and beverage in the library:
“Food & drinks may be consumed in the cafe and the stairwell lounges of the Brookens Library. Only beverages in sealed containers are allowed inside the library.”
We thank you in advance for observing this policy and helping to create a cleaner work and study space for all of our students, staff, and faculty!