Library Response to Coronavirus

The library building is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday to EIU students, faculty and staff ONLY. Access to the building is limited to the SOUTH ENTRANCE. Access within the building is limited to the FOURTH FLOOR.
Please see https://library.eiu.edu/covid19 for more information.

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Booth Library has recently completed a two-year project to digitize oral history interviews recorded on cassette tapes in the 1970s and 1908s. These oral history interviews can now be accessed in the Illinois Digital Archives at http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/p16614coll47/search/. The East Central Illinois Local History Oral Interviews project is a collection of 98 recorded interviews (including transcripts) […]

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Booth Library has completed the digitization of the Post Amerikan, the longest continuously published underground newspaper in America. The Post Amerikan began publication in 1972 in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. An underground, alternative newspaper, it was run collectively by volunteers and funded by subscriptions, ads sales, and community fundraisers. The paper was published from 1972 to 2004, […]

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Booth Library has been named the winner of two awards in the 2020 PR Xchange Awards Competition sponsored by the American Library Association. The PR Xchange competition allows libraries of all sizes from throughout the United States to enter their best public relations materials in both print and digital categories. Entries are evaluated on content, […]

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Booth Library has received a $14,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read. The NEA Big Read is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Booth Library is one of 84 nonprofit organizations selected to receive an NEA […]

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In collaboration with the 90+ Illinois academic libraries in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Booth Library’s catalog search, I-Share request system and user account system was updated to the Ex Libris company’s Alma/Primo VE Integrated Library System on June 24, 2020. The change came after more than 18 months of […]

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