Requests for Books from I-Share

What is the I-Share Catalog?

Use I-Share to search the holdings of over 75 academic libraries in Illinois and to request books from those libraries. The new I-Share interface requires you to create an account before requesting books. With your account, you can also create lists of favorites, tag items and post reviews.

I-Share Tutorial

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Creating your I-Share Account

  1. Start at the I-Share Catalog
  2. Click the Login link to create your I-Share account
  3. Click the Create New Account link.
  4. Fill out all the fields, use your Dominican University net ID and password as your new I-Share account login, and select Dominican University as your affiliated library. Please note the borrower's ID are the numbers printed on your student/staff/faculty ID card. After you are done, click the Submit button.

Requesting Books

  1. Once you locate a book in I-Share Catalog that you want to request from another library, just click the Request This Item link to submit your request.
  2. Click the Choose pick-up location button to select a preferred pick-up location.
  3. For your convenience you can select a library that is near your home or workplace as the pick-up library. After you choose a pick-up location, click the Request button to complete your request.
  4. You can login to check your request status anytime.

Pick-Up Information, Processing Time, & Loan Periods

  • Please allow 5-10 days to receive requested materials.
  • You will be notified by email when requested materials are available. Items will be available for pick up at the Circulation Desk (first floor) in the Library if you have selected Dominican University as your pick-up location.
  • The loan period for materials is initially 28 days. You may renew materials online using My Account for an additional 28 days up to 3 times, for a total limit of 16 weeks. Please see the most recent I-Share policies for interlibrary loan for details.
  • You may return interlibrary loan materials to the Circulation Desk.