Answered By: History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library Last Updated: Feb 08, 2017 Views: 5
Use I-Share to find books not available at the University of Illinois (either because another patron has already charged this book, or because the book isn't part of the collection here). I-Share works more-or-less the same way as the University of Illinois Catalog, only with I-Share you have access to the collections of 85+ academic and research libraries in Illinois. You request books from a participating I-Share library the same way you request books from University of Illinois libraries—simply click the "Request Item" tab, log into your account (the same account you use to manage books you have borrowed from the University of Illinois Library), and complete the request. Books requested from I-Share libraries usually arrive within three to four days, and you will receive an email when your book is ready to be picked up. You can borrow I-Share books for 4 weeks, and renew each book up to 3 times (for a maximum circulating period of 16 weeks).
Use Interlibrary Loan to request books that are not available at either the University of Illinois or any other I-Share school.
You should also use Interlibrary loan to request journal articles from journals not available at University of Illinois. (Do not check I-Share for journal articles, because very few, if any, schools will lend journals.)