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

Summer Semester Hours

Today is the first day of the Summer Semester at UIS! We are currently renovating our Main Floor space. The Library remains open, but how you enter changes. You must enter the Library, Media Lab and Archives through the Lower Level Entrance.  Please note, our operating hours change during the Summer Semester:

Summer Library Hours

Mon-Thu: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

How To Find Us During Our Renovation!

We are renovating the Main Floor of Brookens Library, which means the Main Floor Entrances are closed! This video will show you how to enter the library, where you can find elevator access, where various resources will be housed, and how to find the circulation desk over the summer and throughout the duration of the renovation.

For a more complete overview of the project, read this post!

Library Summer Hours:

Spring Intersession (5/12 – 6/3)

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

Memorial Day (5/28): CLOSED
Summer Hours (6/4 – 7/27)

Mon-Thur: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun: 2:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

Independence Day (6/4): CLOSED
Summer Intersession: (7/28 – 8/25)

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

 

Author Pamela Bannos To Speak at UIS June 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Friends of Brookens Library Annual Dinner speaker: Pamela Bannos, author of Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.

The Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the UIS Student Union Ballroom. A cash bar & book exchange kicks off the evening, from 5:30 – 6:00, with the meeting and dinner beginning at 6:00. Guest speaker Pamela Bannos will begin her discussion of her book Vivian MaierA Photographer’s Life and Afterlife, immediately following, at 7:00 pm. Tickets to the dinner are $30 for Friends members and $35 for non-members. All guests are welcome! Proceeds from the evening will be used to advance the initiatives of Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield.

While the dinner is a ticketed event, the discussion led by guest speaker Pamela Bannos, is free and open to the public! To reserve your ticket to the dinner, please contact Bethany Burbridge Stremmel at bburb2@uis.edu. To attend the discussion, please arrive a few minutes before 7:00 pm.

Pamela Bannos is an artist and researcher who utilizes methods that highlight the forgotten and overlooked, exploring the links between visual representation, urban space, history, and collective memory. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including in solo exhibitions at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, England, and the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. Her research projects include an investigation of Chicago’s Lincoln Park and the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Bannos has taught photography in Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice – http://vivianmaierproject.com/

Library Main Floor Renovation Project

We are pleased to announce that the Library will be undergoing a Main Floor Renovation beginning May 14th. The Library will remain operational throughout the renovation with services being provided on the Lower Level. The Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13 (regular Intersession Closure) and will re-open Monday, May 14th with services on the Lower Level. Entry to the library will be from the Lower Level Entrance near Brookens Auditorium

Scope of the Project: 

We will be adding a classroom space to the Main Floor of Library, near the back, that seats 48 and will be equipped for library instruction and workshops. The entire public space of the Main Floor will be re-carpeted with a more modern and durable flooring. Collections like the Popular Books Collection, Feature Films Collection and New Books will remain on the Main Floor, while other Collections: Newspapers, Government Documents, and Legal Reference will be relocated. The Main Desk, currently near the front of the Library, will be reconfigured to better serve patrons. The new layout will be more open with new computer stations and a new print/scan area to enhance how the space is used. The Main Level will continue to be a space that encourages group study, with mobile furniture, booth seating, and collaboration tables.  Floors 3 and 4 will remain quiet study floors.

Timeline:

The target date for the completion of the project is September, 2018. We plan to re-open the Main Floor of the Library October, 2018.

Collection/Service Locations:

4th Floor: 

General Books

Oversize Books

New Books

Friedman Collection

Group study in Lounge Area

Computers and Printer

3rd Floor: 

Legal Reference

Reference

Periodicals

Popular Books

CINRC Collection

Group Study in Lounge Area

Computers

2nd Floor:

Main Floor and entrances – CLOSED

Group Study in Lounge Area

Lower Level:

Feature Film Collection

Circulation Desk

Library Entrance/Exit

Group Study in Lounge Area

Printers

 

 

Cereal Bar Monday, May 7

Monday, May 7 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Brookens Library Lower Level

The end of the year can be a stressful time. The Friends of Brookens Library would like to treat you to a free bowl (or two) of cereal during finals week! Take a break from your studies & regroup at the Brookens Library Cereal Bar. We will have a variety of offerings to keep you going!

 

How-To-Tuesday: MY-ILL

My-ILL

In this week’s installment, Megan is in search of the book Mr. Show What Happened?!? The Complete Story and Episode Guide. Brookens doesn’t have it! I-Share doesn’t have it! Should she give up? No way. Not when there’s INTERLIBRARY LOAN (MY-ILL)!!!!!