Booth Library
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FAQS: Using the collections

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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.

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Once you have the call number for the book, DVD or other material, see the collection guide and Booth Library Map to determine its location. You can also use the Map it! tool to narrow down the location.

Ask at a service desk if you need help!
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Go to the Journals page to search for a journal by title. You can also click on the Journal Titles tab on the library homepage.

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.

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Booth has audiobooks on CD on the 4th floor with other CDs. We also have some audiobooks for children in the Ballenger teacher's center. Booth also has many downloadable audiobooks from MyMediaMall, directly from the library catalog. See this guide for more information. 
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Electronic reserve materials are available from the library homepage under the "Reserves" link in the left-hand menu.
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"
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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.

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