Library Response to Coronavirus

The library is open to EIU students, faculty and staff ONLY. Patrons are required to wear masks and follow university safety guidelines.
Please see https://www.eiu.edu/booth/covid19 for more information.

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A special program to discover the world of the American Indian is planned on Nov. 9 in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The program is part of EIU Booth Library’s Big Read program. Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Kim McIver Sigafus will present “A Peek Into the American Indian Way of Life Through Their History […]

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Try-It! Illinois 2020, the annual statewide database trial sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, is now available. Try-It! Illinois offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and participating electronic resource vendors, […]

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Booth has reopened its fourth-floor study rooms for reservations beginning Oct. 5. The rooms had been closed since March for safety reasons during the pandemic. “We’ve received several requests from students to reopen the study rooms,” said Zach Newell, dean of Library Services. “Students with online classes need private spaces to work, and after discussing […]

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Booth Library has a new subscription to the online Chicago Manual of Style. This well-known reference work, published for over a century, provides authors, scholars, editors, indexers, and other writing professionals with guidance on grammar, usage, and style, including formatting for bibliographic citations and manuscript preparation. The complete contents of the 17th edition (2017) are […]

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Booth Library is open and ready to serve our EIU students, faculty and staff! However, due to COVID-19 safety precautions, access to our bookshelves is prohibited. Don’t worry! Our staff will get you what you need! Patrons may request an item be pulled from the shelves by coming to the circulation desk in person; calling […]

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Booth Library now offers access to two streaming video collections from Films on Demand. The Master Academic Video Collection contains over 42,000 educational, documentary, and feature films on a wide range of curricular subjects, including history, biology, business and economics, engineering, computer science, technical and trade skills, art and architecture, music and dance, philosophy and […]

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