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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.

Renovation of the space was possible thanks to a grant from the Charleston Area Charitable Foundation. The renovation included new flooring, electrical and Internet upgrades, updated lighting and paint. The space 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, mifi hotspots and webcams for a limited period of time.

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

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.

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


Fall 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:

CLOSED December 16 - January 8

All items must be returned by Friday, December 16, at 4:45 pm.

We will reopen on Monday, January 9.



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-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm-4:45pm

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