Answered By: University of Illinois Library
Last Updated: May 10, 2018     Views: 49

If you are an online or distance education student books can be mailed to your home.

If you are not a distance education student books cannot be mailed to you. However, here are some other options:

  1. If you are in Illinois, you can request to have items sent to another I-Share library.
  2. If you are in the vicinity of a Big Ten Academic Alliance school, you may be able apply for reciprocal borrowing privileges and check out the item if it's available there.  
  3. OCLC participating institutions offer a reciprocal borrowing privileges for faculty.
  4. Check to see if there is an e-book version available in the Library Catalog, Google Books, HathiTrust, or the Internet Archive.
  5. Search WorldCat, the worldwide catalog, to see if the item is available in a library near you. You may be able to use the book inside of the library, even if you are not able to check it out.
  6. If you just need a few chapters of a book the University Library owns, Doc Express may be an option.

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