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Request items from other libraries

Staff, students, faculty and emeritus faculty can request items from other libraries to be delivered to UIC. There are two main ways to request items to be sent to you. I-Share will quickly deliver physical items from Illinois academic libraries. Interlibrary Loan will allow you to request scanned articles and items not available in I-Share.

Request from Illinois libraries

Use I-Share to search the collections of 80+ libraries across Illinois.

I-Share account

Set up your I-Share account to request items from Illinois academic libraries. Need help? Contact us or learn more about library accounts.

Request items

  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. An email is sent when the item is available for pick up.

Request items from libraries worldwide

You can use ILLiad to request articles and items from libraries outside of I-Share. For articles, click Find it @ UIC in library databases or in Google Scholar to pre-fill the request form.

  1. Pick your library (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.
  4. Fill out form and click submit.

What is your home library?

Most requests for physical items (books, DVDs, microfilm, etc.) are filled within five to seven business days.

Most article requests are filled within one to four business days.  Articles are delivered as scanned PDFs.

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