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Find books and e-books

The Library home page search box shows books and media from several Illinois libraries (not just UIC).

Search the UIC Library catalog to find material only at UIC.

Find a book in your library

  1. Enter keywords, title, author or ISBN in the home page Books & Media search, also called Summon.
  2. Limit your search in the left column:
    • Content type: Books/e-books
    • Library location: UIC

Find e-books only

  1. Enter keywords, title, author or ISBN in the home page Books & Media search.
  2. Limit your search in the left column:
    • Full Text Online
    • Book / eBook
    • Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

(There is no way to borrow an e-book from another library.)

Request a book from Illinois libraries through I-Share

  1. Enter keywords, title, author or ISBN in home page Books & Media search, also called Summon.
  2. Limit your search in the left column:
    • Content type: Books/e-books
    • Library location: Any

Or you can search the I-Share catalog directly. To order a book from I-Share:

  1. Check that you have a Library account.
  2. Click “Request 1st Available.”
  3. Log in.
  4. Select your “pick-up library” and location.
  5. Click “Request.”
  6. You’ll get an email when the book is ready to pick up (usually 2-4 days).

Request a book from libraries world-wide

If you do not find the book you need in I-Share, the UIC Library will borrow it for you at no charge from another library. This interlibrary loan service takes longer than an I-Share request.

  1. Search the WorldCat catalog.
  2. Click Find it @ UIC
  3. Pick your library (Note: You’ll need to use the same library every time).
  4. Login to ILLiad (click First time users if you do not have an account).
  5. Review the request and click Submit.

You’ll get an email when the item is ready to pick up (usually 7-10 days).

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