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Services for Faculty

Borrow Items from Other Libraries

Interlibrary Book Request - Book will be delivered to your departmental office
Interlibrary Article Request - Article will likely be delivered electronically
Interlibrary DVD/Video Request - Item will be delivered to your departmental office
Interlibrary Sound Recording Request - Item will be delivered to your departmental office

If you wish, you may have ILL materials delivered to another I-Share Library for pick-up and return. Look for the "Choose pick-up location" box as you complete an I-Share Interlibrary Loan Request.

Delivery Services for Booth Library Materials

Books and Articles Delivery Request - Use only for items in Booth Library collection
Have books from Booth Library delivered to your departmental office
Video Delivery Request - Use only for items in Booth Library collection
Have DVDs and Videos from Booth Library delivered to your departmental office
Proxy Patron Form
You may authorize your graduate student(s) to charge out library materials for you

Library Instruction

Course Support Services
Librarians will collaborate with you to provide a variety of face-to-face or online learning activities customized to your course content
Library Instruction Session Request
Schedule information literacy instruction with a reference librarian or subject liaison
Distance and Online Programs
Equivalent library services are available to faculty and students engaged in off-campus classes
Subject Librarians
List of Library liaisons assigned to departments
Ask reference librarians a question via email or 24 hour chat service

Course Reserves

e-Reserves Request
Make course readings available online via D2L e-Reserves Policy
Print Reserves Request
Make course readings available at the Circulation Desk, 3000 Level,  Booth Library Print Reserves Policy
Media Reserves
Make course related media materials available, 4000 Level, Booth Library

Research Support Services

In the expansive and complex online research environment of today, it is impossible for anyone to be fully up-to-date on all the options available to them, whether subscription based, Open Access or on the free web.

Reference librarians are primarily focused on being informed about new research techniques, research destinations, bibliographic management, and recent updates to well-known products. If you have questions about research products online or in print, or you are interested in a personalized introduction to any research products available at Booth Library, contact the reference librarians to set up an appointment.

Ask the reference librarians

Subject Librarians
List of Library liaisons assigned to departments

Scholarly Communication Services

The librarian's understanding of the scholarly publishing environment enables us to provide support for your scholarly communication and publishing needs. If you have questions regarding scholarly publication; copyright and your rights as an author; whether to publish your scholarship in an Open Access journal; research impact; bibliometrics; research data management; predatory publishers, or how you can optimize the discovery and availability of our own body of scholarship through the University Institutional Repository (IR) The Keep, please contact us.

The IR serves as a platform to present the collective scholarship of the faculty, graduate student theses, and selected undergraduate honors works, as well as research data (ex. 1, ex. 2), and Open Educational Resources (OER).

Like popular scholar's networks such as, and ResearchGate, The Keep also serves as a research destination in it's function as a partner in the Digital Commons Network, linking EIU's open access scholarship to researchers worldwide.

In addition, the IR serves as a publishing platform for scholarly journals, conference websites, and events. To inquire about using the IR as a publishing platform for your project contact Todd Bruns []

We encourage you to have your own "Selected Works" site, which is as simple as emailing a current CV to, for Institutional Repository Librarian Todd Bruns.

Faculty working Off-Campus or On Sabbatical

Book and Media Delivery Request Form - Items will be sent by mail
Article Delivery Request Form - Articles and Chatpers will be scanned and sent by email
Distance Education Loan Policy - Outlines elligibility and responsibilities

Faculty working off-campus are offered the services and assistance that are available on-campus. Please contact Circulation Services at 217-581-6071 if special arrangements are necessary.

Other Services

Materials Purchase Suggestion
Suggest titles for library purchase
Request notification when an “On Order” title arrives
Renew with My Account
Renew Booth Library materials through the Library Catalog

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