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Request items

Staff, students, faculty and emeritus faculty can request items from other libraries. 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.


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How to request books and media in I-Share

  1. Search I-Share for an item
  2. Sign in (top left)
  3. Click on what you need!

Do you need your item sent to a library closer to you?  Change the “preferred pick-up location” to any institution participating in I-Share. You’ll get an email when the item is ready to pick up, usually in 3-5 business days.

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

Login to ILLiad

Once you are logged into ILLiad click Find it @ UIC in library databases or in Google Scholar to pre-fill the request form for articles.

John Marshall Law School patrons can make ILL requests through a separate ILL system.

More help with ILLiad

  • Following the “Find it @ UIC” link is the simplest way to place a request. In Google Scholar, the link is sometimes hidden under the >> symbol.
  • 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.

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