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EIU Booth Library

Circulation Policy

Charge-out and Returns

  • A current EIU ID card is required to charge-out materials.
  • A receipt is given upon request when books are returned in person. Keep your receipts at least 30 days.
  • Library patrons are charged replacement cost for lost, stolen, or damaged library materials. Your official academic records will be withheld until all charges have been resolved through Circulation Services. If you have questions on your replacement fee you can appeal it in writing (Fee Review Request Form / I-Share Fee Review Request).

Renewals and Requests

You may renew some items through MyAccount.
If a book you want is already charged out, you may request it from other I-Share Libraries.

If the book you want is not owned by an I-Share Library, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan Services.

You will be notified when the item is available via your EIU email account. You may find information on your EIU email account online at PAWS.

Loan Periods

 Students 
Graduate Students
 Faculty  Staff / Others Fines
Archival Materials
BUO*
BUO
BUO
BUO
 
Books in Stacks
8 wks
8 wks
16 wks
8 wks
 
Gov Doc
8 wks
8 wks
16 wks
8 wks
 
Juvenile Collection
8 wks
8 wks
16 wks
8 wks
 
Current Periodicals
3 days
3 days
3 days
3 days
 
Bound Periodicals
8 wks
8 wks
16 wks
8 wks
 
Current Best Sellers 
2 wks
2 wks
2 wks
2 wks
 
Videos (VHS, DVD, Film)
3 days
2 wks
2 wks
2 wks
 
Audio (CD, LP)
2 wks
2 wks
2 wks
2 wks
 
Reserves (3 hrs)
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
Reserves (1-7 days)
1-7 days
1-7days
1-7 days
1-7 days
 
CSI Laptops
2 wks
2 wks
2 wks  staff only $10/day
CSI Equipment
3 days
3 days
3 days staff only $10/day
 * building use only

Lost Books and Materials (Except Periodicals)
Replacement cost of lost item or a minimum standard replacement charge of $50 (whichever is greater).
Lost Unbound Periodicals
Replacement cost of lost item or a minimum standard replacement charge of $20 (whichever is greater). 
Lost Bound Periodicals
Replacement cost of lost item or a minimum standard replacement charge of $100 (whichever is greater). 


rev. 3/95 and approved by President's Council, April 28, 1995
Revised and approved 2008.

Revised 2021

 

Interlibrary Loan

Blue banded print materials: 28 days

Blue banded non-print materials: 14 days

Items are considered lost when 21 days overdue. A replacement fee is charged for lost materials.

Interlibrary loan policies for blue banded materials are set in the I-Share Resource Sharing Code.

Effective July 1, 2021

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Contact Information

Booth Library

600 Lincoln Avenue,
Charleston, IL 61920
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