Parking Lot & Drive-Up Lane

For the foreseeable future, patrons will need to both enter and exit the library’s parking lot from the east. The west half of the lot will be blocked off for construction.

  • The southernmost lane will serve as the entrance. Patrons need to make an immediate left upon entering the lot.
  • The northernmost lane will serve as the exit.

A Drive-Up Lane has been added to the southeast corner of the building. Patrons using the Drive-Up Lane must put items on hold in advance. Signage marks the lane and provides instruction.

Learn more about the library's expansion and renovation project at bit.ly/bplexpand.

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Pantagraph - Online

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Find full-text articles about local news, issues, events, people and more as you search the Bloomington Pantagraph archives from 1989 - today. Updated daily, the archive includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and more. Online tutorials are available.

 

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Pantagraph - the full issues starting Jan. 1, 2019

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Read full issues of this daily newspaper from Jan. 1, 2019, through the present. Earlier dates are available on microfilm. To search The Pantagraph for specific articles, use The Pantagraph Online (Newsbank) database. This resource is only available for use when you're inside the library.

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PebbleGo

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This award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research makes learning fun. The PebbleGo database helps improve reading and research skills while building on children's interests. 

 

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Post Amerikan

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The Post Amerikan was Bloomington-Normal's underground alternative newspaper published from 1972 to 2004, making its 32 years the longest continuous publication run for any underground newspaper in America. This historic newspaper is now available online due to a collaboration between the McLean County Museum of History, owner of an archive of nearly all the Post Amerikan's 32-year-run of issues, and EIU's Booth Library.

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ScienceFlix

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Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. 

 

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Sign Language 101

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This free online resource uses videos to teach American Sign Language. Courses are taught by deaf ASL experts and include tips on deaf culture as well as an introduction to signing. No Library Card Required!

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State Journal-Register

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Explore Springfield area history through local news, events, and people using the State Journal-Register Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. 

 

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Transparent Language Online

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Transparent Language Online offers a comprehensive language-learning solution. This flexible program offers a wide variety of courses and activities to help users quickly and easily learn new languages. Transparent Language is also available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android! Online tutorials are available.

 

 

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Tumblebooks

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The TumbleBook Library contains a collection of animated, talking picture books, as well as TumblePuzzles, TumbleQuizzes, and TumbleResources for teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which TumbleBooks licenses from children's book publishers and converts to the TumbleBook format. Online tutorials are available.  

 

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Value Line Investment Survey

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Updated weekly, Value Line Investment Survey is a resource designed to help you learn about investing. With year-ahead and three-to five-year probable relative price performance projections of key financial measures, you will be informed about the most up-to-date investment opportunities. Value Line also offers concise, objective commentary about current operations and future prospects. Online tutorials are available. 

 

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Weiss Financial Ratings

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Find ways to protect finances, invest wisely, and grow wealth through Weiss Financial Ratings. Providing unbiased information on financially stable organizations, Weiss Financial is a user friendly resource ready to help those who want to learn more about wealth management. Online Tutorials are available. 

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World Book Online

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This resource offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Patrons can play, explore, research and learn through the different lessons, videos, games, and activities. Access to World Book Online is free with your library card. Online tutorials are available. 

 

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WorldCat

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This catalog lists the holdings of libraries in the U.S. and abroad. Search for items by author, title, subject, or format. If you find something you'd like to borrow, fill out the Request an Item form and if the item is available, it will be sent to Bloomington Library where you'll be able to borrow and return it.

There is no charge for Interlibrary Loan services.

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