Norris L. Brookens Library supports the University of Illinois Springfield with a collection of more than 566,000 total volumes; more than 30,000 e-books; over 4,848 films, DVDs and video tapes; and over 125 databases containing journal articles and other research materials. The collection contains nearly 200,000 government documents included in the various formats listed above. In addition to these collections there are computer software, maps, audio records, and music compact discs in the library.
University Archives, Special Collections and Illinois Regional Archive Depository (IRAD) are located on the first level of Brookens Library.
CINRC is a collection of databases, books, and journals designed to help UIS patrons identify and secure grant money and is located on the second level of the library.
At the heart of the intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment of UIS, Brookens Library selects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and instruction in the use of information resources for research, discovery, and lifelong learning.
Working together creatively and using technology ingeniously, we provide excellent information resources and services to the UIS community.
Click here to download a PDF of Brookens Library's Strategic Plan.
Click here to download a PDF of Brookens Library's Master Plan.
Click here to download a PDF of Brookens Library Master Plan Amendment.
Ethnographic Research Report
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