Scheduled Online Maintenance Tuesday, August 9

The University will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, August 9 to make upgrades to the primary data center. For OFF-CAMPUS library users: ILLiad and EZproxy (used for off campus access to our resources) will experience periods of downtime. Beginning at midnight, you may not be able to access all of our resources during the periods of downtown. Services are expected to be fully up and running by 5pm.


See the full message from ITS:

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide a stable and robust infrastructure for the campus, ITS in cooperation with Facilities and Services is implementing major upgrades in our primary data center in HSB. This upgrade requires maintenance scheduled for Tuesday, August 9 that will provide the campus with a more resilient data center.

On this day, many of our services will be unavailable. Most services will see periods of downtime. However, email, UIS Wifi, cloud services, and printing will be up and running.

Blackboard is also undergoing maintenance on August 9th and will be unavailable from midnight through 5pm.

Please continue to look for notices reminding you of this date so that you can be prepared for service outages. We will keep the campus notified of all changes.

Please contact ITS Client Services at or 217/206-6000 with any questions or concerns.

Discovery and ILL Services Unavailable June 4 – 5, 2016

Discovery and ILL services unavailable from 8 PM Saturday, June 4 through 11 AM Sunday, June 5, 2016

Due to scheduled maintenance, many of Brookens Library’s online services will be unavailable from 8 PM Saturday, June 4 through 11 AM Sunday, June 5, 2016. During this time Discovery (which includes the ‘everything’ search, articles, videos, and journals tabs on the library home page) will be unavailable. Users will also be unable to request items using their My ILL account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

I-Share unavailable 4 AM-12 PM, Saturday, May 21

I-Share unavailable 4 AM-12 PM, Saturday, May 21

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 4:00 AM-12 PM, I-Share services will be unavailable while the University of Illinois network staff performs maintenance.

Services affected include: VuFind local catalogs, the I-Share union catalog, and WebVoyage local catalogs. Users will also be unable to request or renew items using their My Library Account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

New Website: We Want Your Feedback

As we welcome you back to campus, virtually or on-ground, you may have noticed we have updated our website! The new and improved was designed based on best practices in web design and user feedback, makes locating library information and conducting research much easier.

We want to know what you think of the updated website. If you have any questions about features or if you would like to leave your feedback please take a moment to fill out the online feedback form: Brookens Library Website Feedback

Brookens Library Website


My ILL Account & Service Maintenance Outage 7/27

To ensure you have access to they highest quality resources and services My ILL Account & Service will be unavailable on Monday, July 27th between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for scheduled maintenance.

How you may be impacted:

– During this time period you will not be able to request books or articles through InterLibrary Loan. Please note that I-Share will not be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Scheduled Maintenance Sunday, July 19th

Starting at 12:01AM this Sunday July 19th, maintenance on the Books & Media server will begin. The maintenance should take at least 10 hours. During that time, patrons will be unable to search the Books & Media  and I-Share catalogs. This include placing I-Share requests, accessing My Library Account, and item availability in Quick Search. We apologize for any inconvenience.

I-Share & Books & Media Down June 12-15 for Upgrade

Brookens Library will be upgrading our catalog system (I-Share Voyager) beginning at 5 pm on Friday, June 12. During the upgrade process Books & Media, My Library Account, I-Share, and item availability in Quick Search will be unavailable. We anticipate the upgrade will be completed by 8 am Monday, June 15. The library will be open regular operating hours during this upgrade and all other services will be available.


World Cat Local & WordCat Discovery System Restored


OCLC is currently experiencing a system outage that affects WorldCat Local and WorldCat Discovery services.

You will not be able to utilize the search functionality of our online resources.

The image below is from the library’s website & shows where you will be unable to search during the outage.

Quick SearchBrookens Library Homepage

OCLC is working to resolve this outage as quickly as possible. We will share when the problem has been corrected as soon as we are notified. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Help Us Make Our Website Better

Better Brookens Library Website

We are working hard to make the Brookens Library website easier to use and we need your help! Take our simple survey with 3 questions or less and let your voice be heard. Your opinion matters!  Brookens Library Survey




A Better BRK Web!

Better Brookens Library Website

Help Us Make Our Website Better

Brookens is in the process of improving our website and we need your help! To ensure the new website meets your needs, we are asking for your feedback. This will help better inform the decisions being made throughout the process. Each week, we will have a short survey that takes 5 minutes or less. We will be around campus asking for input each week in various locations and at different times so if you see us please stop by. You can also participate online anytime. Simply visit and click the “Help Us Make Our Website Better” image.

Please take a moment our of your time to help us make a better Brookens Library website. To stay up to date with what we are doing follow the hashtag #betterbrkweb!