Booth Library

Dean: Brian Keith


Our vision is to lead active partnerships that advance innovative teaching, learning, and research, fostering student success and inspiring critical thinking and creative endeavors.


Our mission is to collaboratively empower the intellectual and creative growth of our diverse campus and community. We provide the services, resources, and spaces to build on our collective knowledge and transform lives.

Library Services Strategic Plan

Library resources are available at

Booth Library is named in honor of Miss Mary Josephine Booth, who served as head librarian at Eastern Illinois University from 1904 to 1945.

Browse the Booth Library Collections:

Annual Reports


Ballenger Teachers Center

Booth Collaborative Advisory Committee (BCAC), formerly Library Advisory Board

Booth Library Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity

Booth Library Exhibit Programs & Stand-Alone Events

Booth Library Podcast Series

Booth Library Renovation Project

Center for Student Innovation

Edible Book Festivals

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Library Publications

Mortenson Center Visits


Open Educational Resources

Strategic Plan

Student Newsletter