Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer.
Twenty-minute tours will be offered regularly during the first three weeks of the semester. There’s no need to sign up; just come to the Research Help desk on the north end of the library to join in any of the tours Monday through Thursday. Tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Jan. 24. The library will be closed on Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Tours are also offered by appointment. Contact a reference librarian at 581-6072 to schedule a tour.
As the end of the fall semester nears, Booth Library staff members are planning many activities to help students focus, relax and succeed. Extended hours will be offered, and a variety of stress busters are planned.
The library will offer six days of extended hours leading up to and during Finals Week this semester. Dean Zach Newell said the library is committed to helping students succeed, and keeping the library open longer is one way to help.
“Leaders from student groups have requested that the library offer more extended hours this year, and we’re happy to do it,” Newell said. “The goal of the library is to support our students and faculty, and our staff members are glad to be on hand to help students as they finish up class projects and prepare for their final exams.”
Extended hours will be offered from Dec. 7-12. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8; noon to 2 a.m. Dec. 9; and 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 10-12.
While you’re at Booth, let your friends and families know how you’re preparing for final exams by sending them a “Don’t worry, I’m at Booth Library!” postcard. Students are encouraged to fill out and address a postcard, then place it in the mailbox. Your friends at Booth Library will mail it for you!
Many other activities will be offered to help student destress. On Dec. 10-11, certified therapy dogs will greet students beginning at 2 p.m. in the South Lobby of the library.
The EIU Mindfulness Club will offer special sessions to help students alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and strengthen focus. These sessions will be offered in the library’s Edgar Room at 5 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9-11.
Beginning Dec. 7, mad-libs, coloring pages and Sudoku puzzles will be available to take and complete on your own. Students also are invited to help complete a larger jigsaw puzzle. These will be set up on the main (third) floor.
At 6 p.m. Dec. 10, free popcorn and lemonade will be served to students while supplies last.
Meet the new library dean, Zach Newell, and get some snacks to fuel up!
All activities and refreshments are free.
Week of February 28 - March 6
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
Monday: 8am - 12am
Tuesday: 8am - 12am
Wednesday: 8am - 12am
Thursday: 8am - 12am
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm