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Center for Student Innovation

Welcome to the Center for Student Innovation!

The Center for Student Innovation (CSI) on the lower level of Booth Library includes three large areas: an Active Learning Classroom with integrated Design Lab and adjoining breakout rooms; an Innovation Gateway and Community Wall; and a Collaboratory.

The CSI is home to a variety of new technology, including a podcasting studio, gaming computers, 3D printers, Google jamboard, large computer monitors and a green screen, purchased with a grant from the Illinois State Library. Patrons who would like access to the CSI technology should make a request online.

In addition, the Technology Checkout Station has moved to the LTS Desk on the fourth floor of Booth Library. Students with a valid Panther Card may check out technology such as laptop computers, digital cameras, and webcams for a limited period of time. The checkout hours follow the hours of the library.

To reserve the Active Learning Classroom, make an appointment through this website. To learn more about the equipment available to the EIU community at the CSI, such as our 3D printers or podcasting studio, start here.

The Faculty Development and Innovation Center hosts a series of workshops and a Teaching and Learning Community in the Active Learning Classroom.

If you want to learn about the Center for Student Innovation's equipment, you can attend Discovery Hours from 5-6 pm Tuesday-Thursday. Each time a staff member will demonstrate a piece of equipment and will be available for questions. You do not need to make a reservation and can freely come into the CSI during this time. 

To contact the CSI staff, email or call 217-581-6073 during CSI open hours.

To see the latest news about the CSI, please visit our Facebook, Instagram, and blog. 


Spring 2024 Hours for the Center of Student Innovation:

Monday - Thursday, 12 pm to 8 pm

Fridays, 12 pm to 5 pm


Discovery Hours

Tuesday-Thursday, 5 pm to 6 pm



Center for Student Innovation (CSI) at EIU from Eastern Illinois University on Vimeo.


Wall graphic

Special thanks to Samantha Osborne, assistant professor of graphic design, and EIU graphic design students Kelly Cothern and Katie Lewis, who designed this graphic for the north wall of the CSI.

wall graphic

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Contact Information

Center for Student Innovation
Booth Library

600 Lincoln Avenue,
Charleston, IL 61920
book an appointment
(217) 581-6073


  • Today: 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed

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