Answered By: University of Illinois Library Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 Views: 217
If any item is already checked out or is not owned by our Library, you can search for it in the I-Share catalog. I-Share lets you request books from other academic libraries in the state of Illinois.
Requesting materials through I-Share works the same way it does in the U of I Library Catalog and requires the same log-in information. (Any time you are searching within the Library Catalog you can switch to searching all of I-Share simply by selecting "All I-Share Libraries" from the drop-down menu next to the search bar.)
If you cannot find something in both the U of I Library Catalog and the I-Share Catalog, you can request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
We offer these options in lieu of recalling the item. Thanks to I-Share and our speedy Interlibrary Loan service, this will usually get the item to you much more quickly than a recall would.