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The Library

The Edward Neisser Library is on the second floor of Erikson Institute on the northeast end of the building. Please visit us to work, study, or have a change in scenery.

PLEASE NOTE: The Edward Neisser Library space is open to Erikson-affiliated patrons only. CARLI-affiliated users interested in using our unique collections must contact us in advance to set up a research appointment. Members of the public can visit their local Chicago Public Library.

library book displays
library entrance
students in study room 215
student looking through library stacks
meescan machine
puzzle on a table
library computers in a row
librarian at the circulation desk
librarian speaking to a student
students reading at couches

Individual or Group Study Rooms

Do you need a quiet space to study or work? We have 3 study rooms available to students, faculty, and staff!

Rooms 215 and 217: These rooms face the Clark Street (east) side of the building and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign-up sheets are posted on each door. 

Room 218:

This room is ONLY available in advance by booking online. Please note that we cannot guarantee the room will be available for walk-up appointments. Bookings are available in 2hr slots and can be extended by rebooking. Please check in with the circulation desk for questions about availability. 

Computing and Technology Resources

Computing Resources available for use in the Library:

  • PC desktop computers
  • Screen monitors with HDMI laptop connection 
  • Scanner (large format, high resolution)

Computing and Technology Resources available for Checkout for 7 days:

  • 3-in-1 portable charger  
  • Apple MacBook chargers  
  • Apple Watch charger
  • Button Maker
  • Cell Phone Chargers (Apple & Android) 
  • Cutlery Set
  • Eyelighters  
  • Flatware (fork, knife, spoon)
  • Headphones  
  • Headphones with microphones 
  • HP PC Laptop  
  • iPad
  • Microsoft Surface Tablet   
  • MacBook laptop
  • Orange Peeler   
  • LCD Projector  
  • Projector Screen
  • Panasonic Portable CD/DVD Player  
  • Sony Stereo Digital Voice Recorder  
  • Thumb/flash drives  
  • Universal PC laptop chargers  
  • USB-C to USB Adapter