Extended Hours: April 30 – May 4

The week before finals calls for extended library hours and COFFEE! Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4, the Library will be open an extra 3 hours each night so you have a safe place to study into the wee hours. We will also be serving coffee, tea, and snacks in the late evening.

Week Before Finals Week Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:00 am

Friday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Meet the Team, Crystal

crystal-fy17-fall-copyName: Crystal

Year in school: Senior

Major/Minor: Biology Major Chemistry minor

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Hobbies: Going on walks and hanging out with my sorority sisters

Post-college plans/What do you want to be when you grow up and why?

I would like to attend Graduate school to get my Masters in Public Health.


Who is the person that influences you or inspires you the most? Why?

The person who inspires me or influences me the most is my mom. My mom is a very hard working woman that has showed me what being strong means.

What has working at Brookens Library taught you?

Working at Brookens Library has taught me that family isn’t always just the one you have at home. Brookens has also taught me how to be a better team player, as well as a team leader.

What is a memorable experience you have had at the library/UIS?

A memorable experience I’ve had at UIS is when we had our 2016 Fall Retreat and we were playing charades and my team had to make a turtle. I was supposed to be a part of the turtle shell and when I was moving to put myself in that position, Gaby moved and I ended up on the floor on top of two people.

Apply for the Library Undergraduate Research Award

Brookens Library Undergraduate Reserarch Award 2016Apply today for the Brookens Library Undergraduate Research Award!

Undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities, are foundational components of a complete liberal arts education. With this in mind, Brookens Library created the Brookens Library Undergraduate Research Award.

This award was created to recognize and reward UIS undergraduate students whose academic work incorporates the use of Brookens Library’s collections and services and demonstrates exceptional information literacy skills. In addition to recognition at UIS, the award includes a monetary prize of $250.

  •  The online application form is available here: Application Form
  • All application materials are due by 5pm on March 18, 2016.
  • The winner will be announced on April 15, 2016.

For complete information about the Brookens Library Undergraduate Research Award and detailed instructions on how to apply please visit: