Summertime in the library is, in many ways, business as usual. Whether or not you are on campus, Brookens Library faculty, staff, and student employees are still here working to support your experience at UIS.
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Cloud Library: Brookens Library recently added 19,000 eAudiobook titles to Cloud Library, our eBook and eAudiobook collection. You and your student can browse our collection here – http://go.uis.edu/BrowseCloudLibrary
The collection includes leisure reads, cookbooks, memoires, and more.
Current students can download the Cloud Library App to their device or check out a Cloud Library compatible device from Brookens Library. For more information about how to get started using Cloud Library visit: http://go.uis.edu/CloudLibraryBasics
Mango Languages: You’re probably wondering why the library’s talking about fruit, turns out were not. Mango Languages is our online language-learning system. Your student can create a free account through the Mango Languages platform using their NetID and Password. Once they’ve created their account, your student will have access to over 70 languages.
Learn more about all that Mango Languages has to offer here- http://go.uis.edu/MangoBasics
Stay connected with Brookens all summer long and see you in the Fall!
John Hanlon, the Executive Director and Legal Director of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) will be a special guest at the lecture and will be making remarks.
The event begins at 7:00 pm in the Brookens Auditorium (Lower Level – Brookens Library) on the UIS Campus. A Q/A and book signing will immediately follow.
Through intimate portraits of four exonerated prisoners, journalist Alison Flowers explores what happens to innocent people after the state flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them back, empty-handed, into the unknown.
From the front lines of the wrongful conviction capital of the United States—Cook County, Illinois—investigative journalist Alison Flowers recounts profoundly human stories of reclaiming life, overcoming adversity, and searching for purpose after exoneration.
As she tells each exoneree’s powerful story, Flowers vividly shows that release from prison, though sometimes joyous and hopeful, is not a Hollywood ending—or an ending at all. Rather, an exoneree’s first unshackled steps are the beginning of a new journey full of turmoil and uncertainty. Flowers also sheds new light on the collateral damage of wrongful convictions on families and communities, confronting deeper problems of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. (Amazon)
Just in time for summer break, we have added 19,000 new eAudiobook titles to our Cloud Library collection that are perfect for listening on the go. Listen while traveling for summer vacation, by the pool, on your run, while gardening, or while sitting on your deck enjoying a lemonade. Since these free eAudiobooks can be dowloaded directly to your mobile device, you can take them wherever you go and listen whenever you want. These additions are from a wide range of new non-fiction categories we previously didn’t have in the Cloud Library collection, such as cooking, health and fitness, and travel. We’ve also increased the number of titles in fiction genres such as science fiction, romance, historical fiction, classics, and many more.
We hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season. As the UIS winter break continues before Spring Semester begins, Brookens Library will be operating on Intersession Hours from Tuesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 15 and will be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16 with a special closure. During the Intersession we will be open:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Special Closure: Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
We will re-open with regular Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 17.
Finals Week marks the end of another semester at UIS. We will reduce our hours and have special holiday closures over the winter break from Saturday, December 10, 2016 through Monday, January 16, 2017. A complete list of our hours is always available on our website for your convenience.
Reduced Hours of Operation (Saturday, December 10 – Thursday, December 22):
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Monday – Friday: OPEN 9AM – 5 PM
Friday, December 23 – Monday, January 2
We re-open with reduced hours on Tuesday, January 3
Spring Semester Reduced Hours: (Tuesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 15)
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Monday – Friday: OPEN 9AM – 5PM
Special Closure: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16): CLOSED
We re-open with regular Spring Semester hours Tuesday, January 17, 2017