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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September 2020 - April 2021

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Booth has reopened its fourth-floor study rooms and meditation room for reservations. The rooms had been closed 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 protocols with […]

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Join Joy Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation and current U.S. poet laureate, in a virtual conversation, as she reads works from her latest book An American Sunrise: Poems and has a moderated Q+A discussion. Jan. 30, 2021, 1-2 p.m. Virtual presentation via Microsoft Teams To participate, click here Part of the Lions in […]

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Native American Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Native Americans in the United States. Established in 1990 by President H.W. Bush, November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month. To commemorate Native American Heritage Month, and as part of the library’s NEA Big Read programming series, Booth Library is pleased to bring […]

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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 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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