Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University
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Online Students - Library Resources

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What is available?

Online students have access to all resources and services that the library provides, including:

  • Research help is available by phone at 217-581-6072
  • Ask a Librarian provides help via email and online chat
  • Specialized research assistance is provided by Subject Librarians
  • Your EIU NetID and password give you access to online articles, ebooks, and image databases
  • Books can be mailed to your home at your request
  • Articles can be emailed to you at your request
  • A Continuing Education ID card or Panther Card is required to request books and articles from other libraries
  • The Continuing Education ID card or Panther Card can be used to check or materials in person at other I-Share libraries.
Library Basics

The videos below offer an introduction to Booth Library as well as instruction on how to access services and materials. Please review these items to better understand the basics of our library services.

Continuing Education ID Card

Continuing Education ID card

The Continuing Education ID card serves as a library card. Some cohort programs with an on-campus component may provide students with a Panther Card. A Panther Card is also a library card.

Continuing Education students should receive a Continuing Education ID card in the mail within the first few weeks of enrollment. If you do not have a Continuing Education ID card or a Panther Card, please contact the Panther Card Office.

A unique Library ID Number is printed on each Continuing Education ID card and Panther Card. This number starts with 222110.  If you were issued a card you can look up your Library ID number.


A Library ID number is required for the following services:

  • Set up the "My Account" feature in the Booth Library Catalog and I-Share Catalog
  • Check out materials at a distance and have them sent to your home or office (if outside Coles County)
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL) services (request materials from other libraries) 
  • Check out ebooks, audio books, or streaming video from MyMediaMall
  • Check out materials in person at Booth Library and nearly 100 other academic libraries in Illinois. Continuing Education ID card holders are required to present a  photo ID to check out materials in person.