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Requesting Books from Other Libraries

If we do not have a copy of the book you need, or if our copy is checked out, your first request option will be I-Share. If I-Share does not have a copy, or if all I-Share copies are checked out or in transit, you may request a copy through WorldCat. Please note that we do not borrow required textbooks through WorldCat. 

Requesting Articles from Other Libraries

If we do not have a journal article you need in either print or electronic format, you may request a copy of that article through WorldShare. There is no charge for journal articles. Articles will be delivered in electronic format to your WorldShare account.

Using I-Share

Before you can use I-Share, you will need to create an account. Go to the I-Share screen, click on "Login" and then "Create New Account." Your Borrower ID is just your Trinity ID number. Once you have an I-Share account, you can search the I-Share catalog for the book you want, then click on "Request this item" and complete the process. You may have the book sent from any I-Share library to any other I-Share library, if you live closer to another library than Trinity. You will get an email when the book is available for pick up. Note that most ebooks from other libraries are not available to you and journals are also not lent through I-Share. You may also walk in to any I-Share library and check out a book directly using your Trinity ID card.

Using WorldShare

You will use WorldShare to request books not available at Trinity or through I-Share and to request articles not available in either print or electronic format at Trinity. Before you can use WorldShare, you will need to set up an account. Fill out the form, and then you will receive an e-mail letting you know that your account has been approved and you can begin placing requests!

  • To request an article you find in a database, first click on "Find It" to make sure we do not have it in print or online, then click on "Request through WorldShare," log in to your WorldShare account, and submit the request.

  • To request a book through WorldShare, find the book you need in WorldCat, then click on "Search the catalog at Rolfing Library of TIU"  to make sure we do not have it, then click on "Request through WorldShare," log in, and submit the request.

 

  • You may also request an article, essay, book, or other item by logging in to your WorldShare account, clicking "Create a Request," and filling out the request form. For further information, click here.