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 in SAIC buildings.

Who Can Visit

Flaxman Library is open to SAIC students, faculty and staff without an appointment starting 9/1/2021. Visiting the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection & Archives still requires an appointment (email jfabc@saic.edu). 

Alumni can visit the Flaxman Library but must make an appointment in advance by emailing flaxman@saic.edu 24 hours in advance or by Friday for the following Monday appointment time. During a visit, they must be escorted into and out of the library. No walk-in appointments allowed.

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 

Fall Semester: September 1 - December 20
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed (Materials can still be returned in the Sharp Lobby library drop box)

Closed: December 21-January 2 - Winter Break

Winter Interim: January 3 - 26
Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed (Materials can still be returned in the Sharp Lobby library drop box)

Closed: January 17 - MLK Day

Spring Semester: January 27 - May 15
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed (Materials can still be returned in the Sharp Lobby library drop box)

Spring Break
March 17 - Close at 5pm
March 18 - Closed

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

Fall Semester: September 1 - December 20
Open by appointment only for individual research visits and in-person class visits. Please email jfabc@saic.edu to schedule an appointment.
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Closed: December 21-January 2 - Winter Break

Digital Collections

37 S. Wabash Ave., 5th Floor
312-899-5101
vrc@saic.edu