Dean Treadwell’s Retirement Reception 4/26

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services.

Dean Treadwell has served the University of Illinois Springfield for nearly 14 years in her role. Help us show her how much we appreciate all she has done for Brookens Library and the Friends of Brookens Library on:

Tuesday, April 26  –  3:00 – 5:00 pm  –  PAC Restaurant – University of Illinois Springfield

Treadwell_Retirement Invite

Selma Film Viewing Thursday September 24 & Giveaway

Please join us for a film viewing of the blockbuster film Selma.

One Book, One UIS presents “Selma”  Thursday, September 24 at 6pm in Brookens Auditorium. The first 75 people to show an I-card will receive a FREE copy of MARCH Book 1 by Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell. MARCH has been chosen as the 2015/2016 One Book, One UIS Community Read.

Event Sponsored by: The Diversity Center, Black Male Collegiate Society, Black Student Union, Greek Affairs Board, and Brookens Library
MARCH giveaway sponsored by: Student Government Association.
Selma PosterLetter copy

Nina Burleigh Speaking At UIS 6/23

We are please to announce SSU/UIS Alumni Nina Burleigh will be the special guest for the Friends of Brookens Library Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 23. The free community lecture will take place in the University of Illinois Springfield Studio Theatre at 7:00 pm following the meeting. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in supporting Brookens Library by becoming a Friend please contact Bethany Burbridge at or by calling (217) 206-6597.

About Nina Burleigh:

Nina Burleigh is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books. Her last book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller. In the last several years, she has covered a wide array of subjects, from American
politics to the Arab Spring. She is National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek and has written for numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Businessweek, The New Yorker, Time, New York and The New York Times. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Today Show, 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNN and C-Span, on NPR and numerous radio programs.

Nina was born and educated in the Midwest, has traveled extensively in the Middle East and lived in Italy and France. She is a graduate of the UIS Public Affairs
Reporting (PAR) Program and was inducted into the PAR Hall of Fame in 2013.

She is a an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured around the United States, in Italy, and in Mexico. Her book, Mirage,
published in 2008 by Harper Collins, was selected by The New York Times as an
editors’ choice and won the Society of Women Educators’ Award in 2008.

Nina Burliegh Speaks at 2015 Friends of Brookens Library Annual Meeting

Games Day at YOUR Library – Feb 27

Friday, February 27th is International Games Day at YOUR Library and we are celebrating by having a day of free gaming, free food and free fun so be sure to join us. Don’t forget to bring your friends! There will be prizes given away throughout the day. Check out all the details:

International Games Day at Brookens Library

Date: Friday, February 27th

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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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




ILLIAD Unavailable 9/30/14/: UPDATE

UPDATE (9/29): The outage is no longer scheduled and all services will be available during this time.

My ILL Account & Service will be unavailable on Tuesday, September 30th between 7:00 am – 1:00 pm for scheduled maintenance.

How this may impact you:

– You will not be able to request books or articles through InterLibrary Loan during that period. Please note that IShare will not be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Banned Books Week Gets Graphic

Brookens Library Banned Books Week 2014
Read Banned Books!

Read (anything you want)! It’s your Right!

Since 1982, libraries have celebrated Banned Books Week by showcasing banned and challenged books to bring awareness to the freedom to read and dangers of censorship.  But don’t be fooled, this week is about so much more than books.  It’s a celebration of Intellectual Freedom.  It’s about your right to unrestricted access to information.  As technologies change the way we find, read and analyze information, libraries will continue to protect this right and provide access to information by buying books (print and electronic), subscribing to newspapers, magazines and academic journals and providing free internet access on public computers.  So grab a book, magazine or newspaper; or visit your favorite news website or social network.  Read!  Read anything you want!  Because it’s your right!

Celebrate Banned Books Week with Brookens Library

This year we have put together a small collection of graphic novels at the front of the Library on the main level (level 2). Stop by and check out one out!

Writing Help at Brookens

Looking for writing help from an experienced writing tutor but don’t want to schedule an appointment? We’ve got you covered! Every Thursday from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm a writing tutor from The Learning Hub will be in Brookens Library providing assistance. No appointment is ever needed, just stop by.

No Appointment Needed!
No Appointment Needed!

iPad Tours

On-Campus iPad Tours – Fall 2014
Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services.

Monday, September 15, 2014 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5pm – 6pm

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:30am – 12:30pm & 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:30pm – 2:30pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Monday, September 22, 2014 1:30pm – 2:30pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6pm – 7pm

On-campus tours meet in the library classroom – BRK 232

Brookens Library iPad tours  Fall 2014

Let’s Take a #UISLib Selfie!

Have you seen our massive chalkboard wall? Our latest design features a frame where you can take your photo. Stop on in and take a selfie in the library and make sure to use the hashtag #UISLib when you share online!