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.

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.

Got Library Questions? Chat with a Librarian

If you have library questions, we have the answers! It’s super easy and simple to get library help with our Chat with a Librarian service.

If you’re on the library website, all you need to do is find the “CHAT WITH A LIBRARIAN” box and type your question. A librarian will be able answer your questions or refer you to another librarian for further research help.

Chat Hours:
Sundays: 2pm-8pm
Mondays-Thursdays: 10am-10pm
Fridays: 10am-4pm

If you have a question outside of our chat hours, browse or submit your question on our Library FAQ 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. 

Intersession Hours

During the Intersession period of summer (7/28-8/25), the Library will be open:

Summer Intersession (7/28- 8/25)

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Fall Semester Hours (8/26 – 12/15)

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

Fall Semester Hours

Welcome to Brookens Library and to The University of Illinois Springfield.  During the Fall 2010 Semester we are open the following hours:

Brookens Library

Monday – Thursday:   8:30 am – Midnight
Friday:   8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday:   10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday:  2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Information & Reference Desk

Monday – Wednesday:   10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday – Friday:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday:   1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday:   2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

* subject to change during holidays and intercession breaks