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Eastern Illinois University’s distance education community is provided access to Booth Library's resources and services. Booth Library will loan books to and provide articles to distance education students as requested. Additionally, distance education can use Booth's interlibrary loan service to obtain materials not owned by the library.

Booth Library will mail the requested articles and books to the student. However, it is the responsibility of the distance education student to return the books to Booth Library. The distance education student must cover the costs incurred in mailing or returning the books to Booth Library. Distance education students are not required to return photocopies of articles to the library.

Overdue fines will be charged to the student for books that are not returned to the library by the due date. In cases when the book is mailed back to the library, the postmark date will be used to determine the overdue status.

Distance education students residing within Coles County or those taking at least one on-campus course from the university are classed as on-campus patrons and are ineligible for the distance education loan service. Students residing within Coles County or taking an on-campus class must access the library resources in person.