Visit Us

Please note: Library hours and visitor policies are subject to change in alignment with updates to SAIC’s school-wide policies. Masks must be worn at all times + proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter SAIC buildings.

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 jfabc@saic.edu). The same community expectations will apply in the library space. See the Make Together page for details. 

We are currently unable to facilitate outside visitors in the Flaxman Library (including I-Share members, visiting researchers, or members of the public). We appreciate your understanding as we work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our campus spaces and support the SAIC community.

Main Collections

37 S. Wabash Ave., 6th Floor
312-899-5097
flaxman@saic.edu

Spring Semester: January 27 - May 13
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed (Return materials to the Sharp Lobby library drop boxes)

Closed May 14-30
Return materials to the Sharp Lobby library drop boxes.
Email flaxman@saic.edu for assistance on weekdays.
No Flaxman, I-Share, or Worldshare pick-ups until 5/31. 

Summer Semester: May 31 - August 19
Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Closed: June 20 and July 4 (Return materials to the Sharp Lobby library drop boxes)

For up to date information about visiting and picking up library materials, see our Visiting the Library page.

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection & Archives

37 S. Wabash Ave., 5th Floor
312-899-7486
jfabc@saic.edu

Open by appointment only for individual research visits and in-person class visits. Please email jfabc@saic.edu to schedule an appointment.

Spring Semester: January 27 - May 13
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Closed May 14-30
Email jfabc@saic.edu for assistance on weekdays.

Summer Semester: May 31 - August 19
Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Closed: June 20 and July 4

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). 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*
    *We recommend reserving the Bookeye Scanner in advance. You can use this form to make one-hour reservations. When it is not reserved, it is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.)