The Library would like to welcome all new and returning students to NEIU. Here is some brief information to get you started using the library.
For 2014 the Library is debuting our new search tool WorldCat Local, which provides single-search access to articles, books, electronic resources and more. Our implementation of WorldCat Local is still in the beta stages of development. We invite our users to offer their feedback so that we may continue improving this tool.
If you registered on or before December 20, 2013, your library account for borrowing and requesting library materials has been updated for the fall semester.
If you registered after August 16, you will need to stop by the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the Library with proof of fall registration from NEIUport to update your library account. All accounts will be automatically updated after the final day of registration on January 20.
Please bring your NEIU ID with you to borrow library materials from the Library. Your NEIU ID is also required to use the computers and software in the Multimedia Learning Resource Center (MLRC) on the 3rd floor.
Off-Campus Database Access, ILLiad and I-Share
Your NetID and Password which gives you access to NEIUport and Blackboardwill also give you access to the Library’s databases from off-campus and access to ILLiad Interlibrary Loan for requesting journal articles and library books from other libraries.
In addition to ILLiad, you can request library books from other academic libraries in Illinois through I-Share. If you have not previously done so, you will need to create an I-Share account to request library materials from other I-Share academic libraries. If you previously created an I-Share account it is automatically activated when your library account is updated.
Software in the Library
The Library has full MS Office available on the 2nd floor computers and in the MLRC on the 3rd floor. Full Adobe Creative Suite and additional multimedia editing software are also available in the MLRC.
Printing and Photocopying
Printing and photocopying are available on most floors of the Library. Color printing, photocopying and scanning are also available at the 2nd floor copy center. Your print quota may be used at any printer or photocopier in the Library.
As always, we are here to help with your research or any other questions you have about the Library. Feel free to contact us at 773-442-4400 or online at http://library.neiu.edu/ask.html.
Good luck to all of you in the coming semester!