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General Information: Hours

This LibGuide provides general information about the Library, its services, and the resources

Welcome to Library and Information Services!

The Library was named for the abolitionist newspaper editor, Elijah Lovejoy, who was shot and killed while defending his press from a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois in 1837.


Lovejoy Library was established in 1965 to support and enhance instruction, scholarship and public service to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the region, by providing scholarly information and archival resources.

  • 840,000 volumes
  • 3,800 Print Subscriptions
  • 19, 572 Full Text eJournals
  • 31,000 Multimedia Items
  • 18 Professional Librarians
  • Almost 100 staff members

Service Hours

Below are the service hours for the following units.

Media & Printing Support Desk - 1st Floor

Mon.-Thurs.                                                        7:30am-11:00pm

Fri.                                                                    7:30am-6:00pm

Sat.                                                                  11:00am-6:00pm

Sun.                                                                   1:00pm-11:00pm


Circulation - 1st Floor

Mon.-Thurs.                                                        7:30am-11:00pm

Fri.                                                                     7:30am-6:00pm

Sat.                                                                  11:00am-6:00pm

Sun.                                                                   1:00pm-11:00pm

Information Desk - 1st Floor

Mon.-Thurs.                                                       8:00am-9:00pm

Fri.                                                                    8:00am-6:00pm

Sat.                                                                 11:00am-6:00pm

Sun.                                                                1:00pm-9:00pm

Music - 1st Floor

Mon.-Thurs.                                                      7:30am-10:00pm

Fri.                                                                    7:30am-5:00pm

Sat.                                                                 10:00am-6:00pm

Sun.                                                                  1:00pm-9:00pm

Regular Hours

Mon.-Thurs.  7:30am-11:00pm

Fri.               7:30am-6:00pm

Sat.            11:00am-6:00pm

Sun.           1:00pm-11:00pm

Hours may change during break periods.

Call the Information Desk 618.650-INFO (4636) to inquire or go to Special Days and Library Hours page.

Need the Hours for ITS, E-ID or Blackboard Help?

Information Technology Services (ITS) includes:

  • Customer Support Center
  • Faculty Technology Center
  • Student Technology Center
  • Blackboard Help
  • Production Services

Monday - Thursday - 7:30am-10:00pm

Friday - 7:30am-8:00pm

Saturday - 7:30am-1:00pm

Sunday - Closed

Location:  Lovejoy Library, Lower Level, Room 0005

Phone:  618.650-5500