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Request items

Staff, students, faculty and emeritus faculty can request items from other libraries or items that are checked out. I-Share will quickly deliver physical items from Illinois academic libraries. Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) will allow you to request scanned articles and items not available in I-Share.

How to request books and media in I-Share

  1. Search I-Share for an item
  2. Click on what you need!
  3. Click “Request 1st Available” tab
  4. Log in

Need your item sent to a closer library? Change the “pick-up library” to any I-Share school closer to you. You’ll get an email when the item is ready to pick up (usually 3-5 business days).

How to request scanned articles and items from libraries worldwide in ILLiad

Select your home library to log in:

For articles, click Find it @ UIC in library databases or in Google Scholar to pre-fill the request form once you are logged in.

More help with ILLiad

  1. Pick your library from the links above (Note: You’ll need to use the same library every time).
  2. Log in to ILLiad, or click “First Time Users” to create a new account.
  3. Click “Article” for article request or Click “Book” for book request or “Media Item” for DVDS or CDs.
  4. Fill out form and click submit.

You’ll get an email when the item is ready to pick up or posted electronically (usually 1-10 business days).

  • Most requests for physical items (books, DVDs, microfilm, etc.) are filled within 5-10 business days.
  • Most article requests are filled within 1-4 business days.
  • Articles are delivered as scanned PDFs.

Need help? Contact us or learn more about library accounts.

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