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Fines? Hakuna Matata

You may have gotten a notice about fines and fees incurred from physical or other items you may have used. Please do not worry about it. Once we reopen, we will have access to our systems and we will waive fines when items are returned.

It’s our problem-free philosophy.

Practice Social Distancing

Your Lewis library is open this week for our Lewis student population. We ask that everyone please practice good social distancing while on library and Lewis grounds, and remain at least 6 feet from the nearest person.

We will continue to serve you through online chat, email, and telephone.

Thank you so much for your continued cooperation during this stressful time.

Library Services during COVID-19

With the well-being of all members of the Lewis University community our highest priority, we are taking several steps in response to the global Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  For more information from the university, please reference this page: 


At this time there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus on campus.


A variety of online academic support resources are available to all students, including from the Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE), Academic Services, the Library, Career Services, and the Writing Center. In addition, Student Success Coordinators are available via phone, e-mail, and video conference to assist and support students. Please visit this link for a complete listing of these resources, as well as contact information.

Here are our current library services available to the Lewis Community:

  • Space open-social distancing
    • Our space is open for our patrons.  We do ask that all patrons remain 6ft apart from each other and practice social distancing when utilizing the space.
    • From Saturday March 14th – Sunday March 22nd, we will be open from 8:30a-5p Monday – Friday, and 10a-4p on Saturdays. We will be closed on Sunday.
      • Please reference the library’s website or social media for up-to-date hours beyond this time.

Happy Thanksgiving

We will be closing early this Wednesday and will remain closed until Sunday, Dec 1st.  We will see all of you Flyers, then!

Here are a few recipes presented to you from students and library staff for your Thanksgiving meals with your families…Enjoy!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Egg-rolls

1 rotisserie chicken

1-2 packs cream cheese

1 pack egg-roll wrapper

Deep fryer or oil and a deep pan

Hot sauce!

  1. Shred the chicken into small pieces
  2. Mix with cream cheese block and hot sauce
  3. Scoop into egg-roll wrappers
  4. Roll egg-rolls
  5. Fry until fully golden (not burnt!)

Sweet Potato Pie

  • Sweet potatoes
  • wash them
  • peel them
  • chop them
  • put cinnamon and nutmeg
  • brown sugar
  • add butter
  • mash the potatoes
  • fill pie pan with potatoes
  • put in oven at 400 degrees
  • toothpick the pie to check if it’s smooth clean
  • after about 20 min
  • set outside to cool
  • cut and serve

Green Bean Casserole

serves 6     Preheat oven to 350

4 cans of green beans (I like to combine cut and french or long)

2 cans of cream of mushroom soup

4 Tablespoons milk or cream

1 block of cheddar cheese

1 can of french fried onions

salt and pepper to taste

  1. Combine the green beans and soup with the milk or cream and stir together.
  2. Shred all of the cheese and put 3/4 of it into the green bean mixture.
  3. Incorporate half of the french fried onions into the mixture.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spread mixture into a large casserole dish and put down a layer or cheese, then the rest of the onions, followed by another sprinkling of cheese.
  6. Put into the oven for 30minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly, and serve.


Did you know that the library is active on THREE different social media platforms:  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can frequently find fun bits of information on any special events going on or posts highlighting different aspects of the library. We will also remind you about special promotions that the library is doing as well as TIPPI TUESDAYS! So please visit and interact as much as possible! We love to hear feedback and suggestions to help make the library the best it can be. So please find us @lewisulibrary.

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