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.
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.

Starting July 2016, new 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
  • Check out materials at a distance and have them sent to your home or office (if outside Coles County)
  • Interlibrary loan 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.