Libraries

Distance Education: Library ID Numbers

To receive certain aspects of library service, the distance learner will be asked for a library ID number. The 14-digit Library ID consists of a patron's University ID Number, plus the library's 21711 prefix.

University ID Library ID
900123210 21711 900123210

Students registered for classes at WIU receive a University ID Number on a detachable card from the Registrar's Office. They need to enter 21711 in front of this number whenever the library system (WIU Catalog/I-Share) or the Remote Authentication System asks for a library (or patron, or borrower) ID.

Distance learners who do NOT have a WIU photo ID card and are looking to use WIU libraries or other CARLI libraries' resources (see Reciprocal Borrowing), may apply for a Supplementary Library Card. Please complete an online application form.

For problems with the ID or PIN number, or for more information contact:
Access Services 309-298-2759.