Visit Us

The Flaxman Library Main Collections (6th floor) will be closed May 14-June 11; Library Special Collections are closed until fall 2023 as we undergo renovations.
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Who Can Visit

Flaxman Library is open to SAIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni without an appointment. Visiting the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection & Archives still requires an appointment (email Please see the Make Together page for additional details about visiting the SAIC campus.  

If you are not a member of the SAIC community, including I-Share members, you must email for the Main Collections or for the Library Special Collections (artists’ books & archives). In your email please include the reason for your visit and your preferred dates and times. Scheduled visits are set based on staff availability. You must email 24 hours in advance, we can only respond Monday through Friday.

Main Collections

37 S. Wabash Ave., 6th Floor

Closed May 14 - June 11

Summer Semester Hours (June 12 - August 29)
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed
Closed: June 19, July 4

Library Special Collections

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection & Archives + Other Collections
37 S. Wabash Ave., 5th Floor

Closed until fall 2023 semester
Please email if you have questions about the collection summer 2023.

Study and Equipment Spaces

When visiting the Main Collections, there are a few study or equipment spaces you can choose from (none of which are private) and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in our study rooms, please review our policy page for more information.

  • Study Desks
  • Blue Armchairs
  • iMac Stations Please note: There is no Adobe Software on the iMacs
  • Video Playback Stations
  • Bookeye Scanner

Just Need to Print or Scan?

We have one color printer and two black and white printers on the 6th floor. An additional color printer and black & white printer on the 5th floor are available when the library is closed. (When you come out of the elevator or out of the stairwell, take a left around the corner to find them.)

Just Need to Return Library Materials?

You can return items directly to the library when we are open or using the metal book and media drop boxes in the Sharp lobby any time the building is open.