If you are a resident of Illinois and at least 18 you may apply for a community borrowers card. Please go to the Community Borrowers page for more information on services available to Illinois residents.
General Stacks books may be renewed for an additional four weeks. Current print journals may be renewed once, for one additional day. Items may not be renewed if they have been requested by another patron. For more information, please view the full Circulation Policy.
You can renew items by telephone at 217-581-6071. Phone 217-581-6091 to renew media items. You may renew materials online yourself using the My Account feature of the EIU Online Catalog.
You may also renew materials using I-Share. For more information, see this tutorial.
Interlibrary loan books may sometimes be renewed by calling 217-581-6074.
To request an item, click on the "Request this item" link located directly under the information about each copy, as illustrated below. It works best to request the first or second available copy.
If you need to request journal or magazine articles, or books that are not available in the I-Share catalog, you need to complete an Interlibrary Loan request form for articles or books.
Frequently Asked Questions about Interlibrary Loan
Student Loan Periods:
Books: 4 weeks
Current Bestsellers: 1 week
Current Periodicals: 1 day
Bound Periodicals: 1 week
Videos: 3 days
Sound Recordings: 1 week
View the full Circulation Policy
The Panther Card is required to check out materials. Library patrons are charged a monetary fine and/or replacement cost for overdue and lost library materials.
Library fines and fees are billed to EIU student accounts. For details on payment, visit EIU’s Student Accounts page: http://www.eiu.edu/busofc/bursar_payment.php
If an item designated as lost is returned, the patron is assessed the fines that have accrued to a maximum of $10 and a $15 processing fee. The minimum fee for a lost book is $50.
For more information or to appeal a fine, visit Loan Policies and Fines.