Priority is given to scheduling the classroom for instruction by librarians.
To schedule a course-related library instruction session, complete the online request form at least one week prior to the desired date of instruction.
The librarians are available to discuss options for instruction and assist in choosing the most appropriate sources relevant to the needs of your course.
Faculty Use of the Library Classroom
Faculty members may reserve the library classroom.
The library classroom can be reserved no more than three sessions per semester for any individual class. Librarian-led classes do not count toward these limits.
The library classroom cannot be reserved as the regular meeting place for a class.
Reserving the Library Classroom
We require reservations be made no more than 48 hours in advance and no less than 2 hours in advance.
To make a reservation, contact the library (email@example.com or 217/373-3839).
Student Use of the Library Classroom
When not in use for library instruction or otherwise reserved, the library classroom may be open for general use by students.
Because of instructional demands, students may be asked to leave the classroom on short notice.
Covered beverages are allowed. Food is not allowed.
Parkland Library offers several spaces for group study and collaboration. The primary purpose of these spaces is to allow groups of 2 or more to work together for education, collaboration, and study.
The Four Group Spaces Are:
R226: A large group room offering seating for 10, with two large monitor (one with WePresent software), a phone, and a wall-mounted whiteboard.
R228: A smaller group room offering seating for 4-6, with a moveable whiteboard.
Study Booth A: Padded booth style seating with power and a monitor with WePresent software
Study Booth B: Padded booth style seating with power and a monitor with WePresent software
Reservations must be made online via the website, and are first come first served
Reservations must be made with a valid Parkland or EIU email address and a contact number
Reservations are a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 3 hours
Reservations may be made up to 150 days in advance
One reservation per person per day
Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after start time.
Doors must remain unlocked and windows uncovered while the room is in use
Furniture must be replaced in its original configuration before vacating the room
Rooms must be vacated 15 minutes before library closing
Only dry-erase markers should be used on whiteboards; These are available to borrow
The Library reserves the right to cancel any reservations which do not meet these guidelines
Drinks are permitted in accordance with library policy
Unattended belongings may be removed and taken to Campus Safety
Reservations for 2 or more will have priority.
Individuals may be asked to seek alternate space in the main library areas to accommodate larger groups. Carrels are available throughout the main library and on the second floor silent study zone.