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About Us
Account, Library

Using a web browser with an Internet connection you can check the status of your own library account online. You will need your UIS I-Card to do this. Your library borrower ID is the 14-digit number on your I-Card.

The MyAccount page contains four sections:

Personal Infomation: Name and Address

Items Checked Out: Due dates and titles of items borrowed from this library and other I-Share libraries

Request Information: Status of outstanding requests for library materials

Fines and Fees: Any amounts accrued for overdue, lost, or damaged items

You can renew your items from the MyAccount page. (Three renewals for students, staff and other borrowers. Six renewals for faculty and graduate students.)


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Become a Friend
Borrowing FAQ

Do I need a library card? | Who can borrow? | What can I borrow? | How long can I borrow? | More questions?

Do I need a library card?

  • Yes! Your UIS I-Card is your library card. Bring it with you every time you come to the library.
  • All students, faculty, and staff must present their current I-Card to check out materials.
  • Other borrowers (Alumni, Friends of the Library, etc.) must present their current UIS library card to check out materials. (These cards are honored only at UIS.)
  • UIS I-Cards and other library cards are not transferrable.

Who can borrow?

  • Currently registered UIS students, faculty and staff
  • SSU/UIS Alumni - See alumni borrower card form (PDF)
  • University of Illinois Alumni Association Members
  • University of Illinois Foundation Members
  • Students enrolled in I-Share institutions and in Sangamon Valley Library Consortium (SVALC) institutions

What can I borrow?

All library materials except:

  • periodicals
  • software
  • reference materials
  • some government documents

How long can I borrow?

  • Undergraduate students, alumni, and special borrowers can check out UIS materials for 4 weeks, with 3 renewals.
  • Graduate/doctoral students, faculty, and staff can check out UIS materials for 16 weeks, with 6 renewals.
  • Videos/DVDs circulate to current students and staff for one week with a limit of three items. No renewals: overdue fines are $2.00 per day per item.  Faculty can check out videos/DVDs for one month with three renewals.
  • Flip video cameras and tripod circulate to current UIS students, faculty and staff for one week only (no renewals).
  • Materials from other libraries will have varied loan periods.
  • Recall -- please remember that all items can be recalled by other patrons. If an item is recalled, the loan period will be shortened, and it cannot be renewed.

More questions?

Try the suggestions below:

Borrow from other libraries
Request items be sent to you
Information about your library account
Libraries available to you


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Calendar
CDs
Cell Phone Policy
Chat Policy
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Community Users
Computer Use Policy
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Copyright Information
Course Reserves

Course & E-Reserves | Accessing Course Reserves | Accessing E-Reserves | Copyright Information | Placing Materials on Reserve

Course & E-Reserves

The purpose of placing materials on reserve is to make common reading assignments readily available to a large number of students within a relatively short period of time. At Brookens Library we offer two types of reserves:

  • Course Reserves - photocopies, books, audio-tapes and videos which are shelved behind the Circulation Desk on the main level (Level 2).
  • Electronic Reserves or E-Reserves - which may be accessed via any computer terminal through Blackboard.

Accessing Course Reserves

Materials placed on Course Reserves can be found in the UIS Catalog. You may search by Instructor, Department, or Course.

Note the call number and ask for the item at the Circulation Desk. You will need your I-Card student identification. Course Reserves are either Library Use Only, or circulate for 3 or 7 days.

Accessing E-Reserves

Go to Blackboard and log in. Your Username is the same as your NetID. (See Off-Campus Access for more information.) The password is defaulted to your birth date in YYYYMMDD format - note it must be 8 characters.

  1. Choose the appropriate course.
  2. Click on Library Resources on the left side of the screen.
  3. Choose the appropriate document.

Note: Documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. When printing the document, click on the print icon in the Adobe Acrobat toolbar and always check Print as Image in the printer settings.

Copyright Information

Copyright law gives the author of an original work certain rights concerning its use, especially duplication or performance. It covers both published and unpublished works in a tangible form. Included in the copyright statutes are guidelines called "Fair Use" that list various purposes for which the reproduction or perfomance of a particular work may be allowed. For more information go to Copyright Information Page.

Placing Materials on Reserve

For faculty who wish to place materials on reserve, please consult:

You will need to fill out two forms, both available on the Faculty/Staff page: Course Information, one for each class, and Reserve Request List, for the items to be placed on reserve.

If you wish to put a student's paper on reserve, please fill out the Student Paper Copyright Permission Form (PDF).

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Databases
Databases: Off-Campus Access

To access UIS-specific materials from an off-campus location, you will need your NetID and NetID password. When you click a link for a proprietary resource, a box will pop up asking for your information. It will look similar to this one:

If you are unsure of your NetID or your NetID password, visit http://www.uis.edu/cts/techsupport/passwords.html.

Some faculty members have reported problems logging in to library databases from off campus. If you are using the VPN client in order to use Outlook to access your UIS e-mail from home, you will need to turn off the VPN client in order to successfully log into the library databases via the proxy server.

If you continue to have problems, contact the UIS Technology Support Center at 217-206-6000, 217-206-TECH, or toll-free 1-877-847-0443, or e-mail techsupport@uis.edu.


Department
Dictionaries
Display and Special Use Area Policy
Document Delivery for Distance Learning Students
Donations
DVDs

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eBooks (Academic)
eBooks (Popular)
Employment Back to Top

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Faculty Circulation Policies
Faculty Course Reserves
Faculty Focus Blog
Faculty Resources
Feature Films
Feedback
Find Grant Money
Fines and Fees Waiver
Flip Camera and Tripod Policy
Food and Drink Policy
Friends of Brookens Library
Friends of Brookens Library Blog

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Giving
Google Scholar
Google Scholar Search

For off-campus students, in order to enable UIS Full Text, please click on the "Settings" link at the top of the page (or, if you are currently in a search, the downward arrow next to "My Citations", and select Settings from there). After this, select "Library Links" from the menu on the left, search for "UIS", and uncheck all boxes. Then select "University of Illinois at Springfield - Get UIS Full Text," and click Save.

Government Documents
Grants
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Hours
How to Find Books

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I-Card
Inclement Weather Policy
Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a cooperative effort in which library materials are made available from one library to another. All current UIS faculty, staff, and students may submit interlibrary loan requests for materials not held in Brookens Library's collection. Request forms are available online from My ILL under My Accounts.

Materials available through ILL include copies of magazine, journal and newspaper articles, government documents, and books not available through the I-Share Catalog.

Material not available through ILL includes textbooks, reference materials, videos or films, and entire issues of journals.

The loan period for materials through ILL is set by the lending library and varies from two to six weeks. Books, documents, microfiche, etc. are due on the day stated on the flyer attached to the item.

For questions on status, renewals, or processing of ILL requests please e-mail the ILL department at lib-ill@uis.edu or call 217-206-6601."


Interlibrary Loan FAQ
Intranet, Staff
IRAD

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Job Opportunities

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Library Account

Using a web browser with an Internet connection you can check the status of your own library account online. You will need your UIS I-Card to do this. Your library borrower ID is the 14-digit number on your I-Card.

The MyAccount page contains four sections:

Personal Infomation: Name and Address

Items Checked Out: Due dates and titles of items borrowed from this library and other I-Share libraries

Request Information: Status of outstanding requests for library materials

Fines and Fees: Any amounts accrued for overdue, lost, or damaged items

You can renew your items from the MyAccount page. (Three renewals for students, staff and other borrowers. Six renewals for faculty and graduate students.)


Library Card
Library Directory
Library Resources
Locker Policy Back to Top

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Maps
Media Lab
Movies
Music CDs
My Citations
My ILL
My Library Account
My Lists

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New Book Lists Back to Top

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Off-Campus Access

To access UIS-specific materials from an off-campus location, you will need your NetID and NetID password. When you click a link for a proprietary resource, a box will pop up asking for your information. It will look similar to this one:

If you are unsure of your NetID or your NetID password, visit http://www.uis.edu/cts/techsupport/passwords.html.

Some faculty members have reported problems logging in to library databases from off campus. If you are using the VPN client in order to use Outlook to access your UIS e-mail from home, you will need to turn off the VPN client in order to successfully log into the library databases via the proxy server.

If you continue to have problems, contact the UIS Technology Support Center at 217-206-6000, 217-206-TECH, or toll-free 1-877-847-0443, or e-mail techsupport@uis.edu.


Online Students

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Policies

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Quick Search

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Refund Policy
Research Guides
Research Help
Reserves Copyright Guidelines
Reserves Policy
Resources Back to Top

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Staff
Staff Intranet (Internal Only)
Students

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Tutorials

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Video Copyright Guidelines

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