Materials for Loan

Loan Policy:

A variety of books and DVDs are available for loan to residents in STAR NET Regions I & III. Click here to see a mapopens PDF file . Residents in these regions may borrow up to five library resources for up to three weeks. STAR NET will send the materials free of charge. It is the borrower’s responsibility to return the materials to STAR NET by the due date (return shipping cost to be paid by borrower). If resources are not returned within 20 days after the due date, the borrower will be billed for replacement costs. Contact starnet@wiu.educreate new email, if you have any questions.

Browsing Our Library:

STAR NET Regions I & III Resource Library holdings can be browsed at our Libib URL which is Our holdings have been categorized using Libib’s “Libraries” feature, so think of “Libraries” in Libib as categories. Using the search bar at the top, allows for searching in all categories at once, or the search can be limited to one category by clicking the box below the search bar. If you are looking specifically for STAR NET’s Apples Video programs, you may be interested to know that you can view the latest Apples Videos and selected videos from the past on our YouTube channel. If you prefer DVD, however, they can be borrowed from our library.

Getting a Patron Account: 

To become a patron of our library, please email starnet@wiu.educreate new email and ask for a Libib account (users cannot set up their own patron account on Libib). We require your USPS mailing address, phone number, program, and position. A Libib account will be set up for you using the email address you provide and a password will be emailed to you.

Requesting Resources:

On our Libib site, found here, you can place holds on resources that you would like to borrow (up to five) by clicking the “Add Hold” button under the book’s image. Your hold choices will be in a queue at the bottom of the page. When you have finished choosing, select “Complete” to login (with your patron email and password) and submit your request. Someone from STAR NET will get your request by email and will reply to confirm your choices and contact information before mailing the resources to you (no cost to borrower). If it’s been a couple business days and you you haven’t been contacted about your requests, please email starnet@wiu.educreate new email.

Returning Resources:

It is the borrower’s responsibility to mail the materials back to STAR NET (address below) by the due date via the carrier of their choice. Return shipping cost is paid by the borrower. If you would prefer to drop off materials at our office, email starnet@wiu.educreate new email to arrange a time. If resources are not returned within 20 days after the due date, the borrower will be billed for replacement costs.

STAR NET Regions I & III
Western Illinois University
32 Horrabin Hall
Macomb, IL. 61455