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Center for Student Innovation

Welcome to the Center for Student Innovation!

Announcing Workshops for Spring 2023!

Workshops for Spring 2023 have been announced and will be accepting registration shortly.

We have new workshops designed to introduce you to specific equipment in the CSI.

Learn more about our CSI technology workshops here!

We're also happy to announce another round of Digital Sandbox workshops for those interested in digital scholarship tools and methods.

Click here for more information about our Digital Sandbox series!

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 CSI is home to a Technology Checkout Station. Students with a valid Panther Card may check out technology such as laptop computers, digital cameras, and webcams for a limited period of time.

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.

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


Spring Hours for the Technology Checkout Desk:

Monday - Thursday: 12 pm - 9 pm
Friday: 12 pm - 4:45 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 9 pm

Upcoming Holiday Hours

The CSI will be closed from Sunday, March 12th through Sunday, March 19 for Spring Break.

We will reopen on March 20.



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-4:45pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 2:00pm-9:00pm

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