Visiting Flaxman Library

The Library is open this fall to SAIC students, faculty, and staff by appointment only. Members of the public will not be able to make appointments at this time. We’ve outlined what each appointment entails, how to schedule it, and what to expect when visiting the library below.

Floor map of the flaxman library with symbols for reservable locations


Scheduling Your Library Visit

You can find available appointments and times using this link: 

Choosing Your Library Visit

The library will be open between 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM for Library Visits. There are a few types to choose from (Choose only one type): 
Study space reservations

  • Flaxman Library Study Desk or Blue Armchair (1 hour)
    • Use a space assigned to you (either a study carrel seat or armchair depending on your reservation type)
    • Browse the library stacks and checkout circulating materials
    • Use the Canon printers and scanners (first-come, first-serve)

Equipment space reservations

  • Flaxman Library iMac Station or Bookeye Scanner (1 hour)
    • Use a space and equipment assigned to you (either an iMac or the Bookeye scanner depending on your reservation type)
    • Browse the library stacks and checkout circulating materials
    • Use the Canon printers and scanners (first-come, first-serve)
    • Please note: There is no Adobe Software on the iMacs
  • Flaxman Video Playback Station (2 hours)
    • Use a space in the media room assigned to you to use audiovisual materials that are non-circulating or require special equipment.

What to Expect During Your Library Visit

  • The same shared responsibilities will apply in the library space, so please wear your mask and maintain 6 ft. distance at all times.
  • When you arrive, you will be asked to check-in at the front desk before proceeding.
  • Due to the nature of browsing library materials and using other high-touch surfaces in the space, we highly recommend visitors remain mindful and diligent in their hand hygiene practices.
  • Unfortunately, we can not guarantee we’ll be able to help you locate items in the stacks or retrieve items from storage during your visit. If that is the case and there are materials you can’t locate or you discover are in storage, request the item through the Flaxman Catalog and schedule an appointment to pick it up when this service becomes available September 2.

Library Material Pickup Appointments

This fall you can save a trip to the library by requesting circulating Flaxman, I-Share & Interlibrary Loan materials for pickup in the Sharp Building lobby: Monday - Friday, 12:00 - 3:00 PM. The instructions for requesting library materials are on the Library Updates and Resources pageFaculty seeking materials for their Fall courses can learn more about their options on this page

Just Need to Print or Scan?

The main library printers will be relocated to the 5th floor and do not require an appointment. When you come out of the elevator or out of the stairwell, take a left around the corner to find them.

Questions Before You Visit

If you have any questions or if something isn’t addressed here that you need help with, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us: 

Last updated:
Friday, September 18