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Interlibrary Loan

Welcome to Interlibrary Loan

Welcome to Interlibrary Loan 

Connecting you to a world of resources

 

 

 

What is Interlibrary Loan?

 

 

  • I-Share lets you borrow books from over 80 research libraries in Illinois.
  • WorldShare enables you to request copies of articles and  chapters and to borrow books from thousands of libraries across the US and the world. 

What is Document Delivery?

  • All TIU students can request copies of articles and chapters of books we have in our collection through document delivery. 
  • Distance students (outside of 60 miles of the Deerfield campus) can request that books from our collection be sent to them.  For more information, please click here. 

I-Share and WorldShare Comparison

 

I-Share

WorldShare

Who Can Request Books or Other Returnable Materials?

Any current individual of TIU living near an I-Share library

Any current individual of TIU within a 60 mile radius of the Deerfield campus

Who Can Request Articles or Other Copied Materials?

N/A

Any current individual of TIU

Cost

No cost to borrow

Free if possible, determined by lending library, patron notified of all charges prior to item being requested

Fines/Fees

Patron responsible for lost/replacement fees

Patron responsible for lost/replacement fees

Materials Borrowed

Books primarily, other materials on a limited basis

Books, microfiche, media

Materials Not Borrowed

None

Textbooks and/or books required for classes, books available in the TIU library, entertainment

Loan Period

28 days

Determined by lending library

Renewals

3 renewals, 28 days each (faculty get 6 renewals, 28 days each)

Determined by lending library, 1 renewal max

Patron Account

View all materials checked out from TIU or I-Share libraries, request materials from I-Share libraries, renew I-Share materials.

View materials, request renewals, and place requests through WorldShare account.