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Your Library Number is a 14-digit number which is found in the lower right corner of your Panther Card (on-campus students) and Student ID card (continuing education students).
Your library number is a unique identifier that gives you access to Interlibrary Loan services at the library and connects you to your personal library account.
Visit the Panther Card Office located in the Student Services Building or call them at 581-6596. All on-campus students, staff, and faculty are expected to obtain a Panther Card.
Once admitted to the EIU Extended Learning Online or Off-Campus Program, your registration for classes will trigger the production of your EIU I.D. You should receive your card in 5-7 business days. This card contains the library number. Your library number entitles you to:
If the number on the card is not yet active, call the library’s Circulation Services at 217-581-6071 to have it activated.
You may use your library number as long as you have registered for an upcoming semester (e.g. Fall semester).
First, you should immediately notify the Panther Card Office located in the Student Services Building (217-581-6596) in addition to reporting it to the library’s Circulation Services (581-6071) in order to prevent misuse of your card by someone else.
No. If you already
have an active Panther Card, you may not request a Continuing Education
student ID Card. Either card gives you full access to library services;
however, the Panther Card also provides access to many other functions
on campus. Note: When continuing education students apply for a Panther
Card in person at the Panther Card Office, their student I.D. card for
continuing education students will be deactivated.
If you have further questions, call 217-581-6072 or use the Ask A Librarian service to send your question via e-mail.