Monthly Archives: October 2015

Lasallian Partners Visit Lewis Library

This fall, the Library hosted two international visitors from our partner Lasallian institutions.

In September, Juana Juha, Secretary to the Library Director at Bethlehem University (BU), spent two weeks with the library staff, learning about various facets of library operations. Juana spent time with each of the library staff members, discussing their job responsibilities and observing them in instruction sessions and at the research desk. In addition, she taught the library staff about college life and academic library operations at BU. Highlights of her visit included a “road trip” to Lewis’s regional campuses and a visit to the public library in Bolingbrook.

Not long after Juana’s departure, Ruben Rubis, Academic Services Director at De La Salle Lipa in the Philippines, visited the library for two days in early October. During his time here, Ruben met with library administrators and staff and discussed Lewis library operations and services.

Catalog, I-Share outages expected this week

System maintenance planned for this week may affect services such as the VuFind Catalog and I-Share.

On Wednesday (10/21), between 10 p.m. and midnight, the CARLI website will be unavailable due to network maintenance.

On Friday (10/23), between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., all CARLI services will be unavailable due to firewall maintenance. These services include the VuFind Catalog, I-Share, and the library’s digital collections.

This outage is expected to last approximately 15 minutes, but it could occur at any time during the scheduled hours.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library at (815) 836-5300.

New in the Library: Group Study Room Reservations

Tired of wandering the campus in search of a private place to work on your group project?

Sick of your little brother heckling you while you’re practicing your presentation?

Wish you had a guaranteed spot to do some last-minute cramming with your study group before your midterm exam?

You’re in luck: Introducing group study room reservations at the Lewis University Library!

Groups of 2 to 12 students can book one of our group study rooms to study for exams, rehearse presentations, or work on group projects. All rooms are equipped with a whiteboard, DVD player, and flat screen TV.

Study rooms are available from the time the Library opens until one half-hour before closing time. Study Rooms 2, 3, and 4 are available for reservation online (at least 12 hours in advance) and by phone (anytime). Groups can reserve and use the study rooms for up to 3 hours per day.

(Procrastinator? Don’t worry! Study Room 1 is still available on a first-come, first-served basis for drop-in study sessions. You can also call the library to make same-day reservations.)

Study rooms for the use of current Lewis students for academic purposes only. Two or more students must be present to check out and occupy a study room, and the study room must be occupied by at least one member of the group at all times.

Ready to make a reservation? Follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to and click on Group Study Rooms on the far right.
  2. Select your desired study room, day, and time.
  3. Fill out the form with your name, Lewis email address, number of group members, and a brief description of what your group will be working on.
  4. Check your Lewis email for a confirmation message, and click the link provided to confirm your reservation.

IMPORTANT: If you do not click the link in the confirmation email within an hour of receiving the email, the room will not be held for you!

If you have any questions, or if you’d like to reserve a room by phone, call the Library Service Desk at (815) 836-5300.