Lending Library

Our free lending library consists of books, journals, and DVDs related to early childhood, parenting, and young children with special needs. You can use our electronic catalog to search the library collection.

If you are planning an in-person visit, we’d be happy to pull some resources in advance! Let us know when you plan to visit by calling 877-275-3227 or email illinois-eic@illinois.edu. As usual, books, DVDs, tip sheets and other information may still be requested and will be mailed through the US Postal service. Please access our Contact Us form to request materials.

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Video Tour of the EI Clearinghouse

Join us for an informational tour of the library and the resources it has to offer families, caregivers and professionals in Illinois.
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Library Policies / Returning Materials

General policies for checking out items. Getting books and videos through the mail and more.
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Directions for Public Libraries

EI Clearinghouse Library materials should be returned through the Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS).
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Getting Started with eBooks

A fast and convenient way to check out items from the EI Clearinghouse (IL residents only)