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What to Expect at the Library

Library Study Hours 

The library is open to current UIS students, staff, and faculty* with limited hours to provide individual study spaces as well as a few group study tables. Check our library hours page for hours.  Book a seat in advance to make sure you get the best spot for you, and to speed up check-in. If you're not sure what the right spot is for you, just come to the library during study hours and we'll help you book a seat. 

*In alignment with the University Guest Guidelines, the library is only able to allow current UIS students, staff, and faculty to book study space in the library.  This includes printing, scanning, and browsing the stacks.  Current library card holders (alumni cards, friends of the library cards, and Lincoln Library reciprocal cards) can continue to use our Grab-and-Go service to request and check out materials. 

Book a Study Table or Computer Station 

Book your seat now.

View a map of each floor to identify where seats are located. 

Follow this step-by-step guide for instructions. Or watch this video

Remote Meeting Rooms

The library has 3 remote meeting rooms available in the seat booking system.  These small rooms include a table and chair and are great for logging into a remote class session or to have a virtual meeting with a counselor or advisor with less distraction. 

Other Campus Spaces

There are many spaces on campus where you can study, use a computer, print, or engage in remote learning or meetings. 

Study Outside  

There are a number of beautiful spots on campus where you can study outdoors on nice days, and rainy days too! This interactive map will help you locate spaces that best suits the weather and your study style.  

You can also make an outdoor study spot wherever you'd like with a chair from the Library or Student Union.  Check one out and put it wherever you'd like.  We recommend the quad or near the pond!

Check out this Google Map to help you identify the perfect outdoor study spot.