Off-campus access to the library's electronic resources is available to current students, faculty, and staff at Eastern Illinois University. There is no "master login" required. simply follow the link to any resource. You will be prompted to login with your EIU netid and password if it is required. You will only need to login once per browser session.
Please see additional instructions on this page: Remote Access to Library Resources.
If you are having problems logging in with your NetID, there is an alternative login system using your Library ID number and last name. Your library ID number is located in the lower right corner of your Panther card. You may look up your library id number if you do not have your Panther card available.
When searching a database, look for the "Get Full Text" link. For an explanation of this service, go to the Get Full Text linking FAQ.
Alternatively, for the library's print journals, you can search the EIU Online Catalog. Go to the Advanced Search screen, enter the journal title in the search box, and check the "Journal / Magazine" box in the "Limit To" section below.
Print reserve materials are placed at the Circulation Desk which is located at the south end of the 3000 Level. CDs, videos and other non-print reserves are placed at the Library Technology Services desk on the 4000 level. These materials are searchable under the "Course Reserves" link in the EIU Online Catalog also at the "Reserves" link on the library home page, under "Services"
The library collects feature films, documentaries, performance, television, and educational films. The CDs, and DVDs are located on the 4000 level. VHS video tapes can be requested from the Circulation Desk. Search the Library Catalog for a topic or title to see what we own. The library also has streaming video. Click on the link in the catalog to access streaming video.