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Interlibrary Loan

Request a Book or Other Physical Item

Books can be requested via two different methods. Follow the steps below.

1) I-Share: Items from over 80 academic libraries in Illinois (Learn how to place a request).

2) ILLiad: Items from thousands of libraries, located all over the world (Learn how to place a request).

Request an Article or Book Chapter

Articles can be requested through ILLiad via two different methods and will be delivered to your account as a PDF.

Option 1) Database Request: Find a citation through one of the library's databases and import the citation directly into ILLiad (Learn how).

Option 2) ILLiad Manual Request: If you already have a citation, you can fill out a a request form in your ILLiad account (Learn how). 

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows us to borrow books and receive photocopies of periodical articles that are not available at Rolfing but can be obtained from other libraries. Interlibrary loan is comprised of two separate but joint departments:


  • Access to over 80 research library in the state of Illinois
  • Borrow books and some other physical items
  • Items delivered to Rolfing Library, or visit any I-Share library to borrow or return


  •  Access to thousands of libraries accross US and world
  • Borrow books and other physical items, as well as journal articles and copies of book chapters, etc
  • Physical items are delivered to Rolfing Library, photocopies are sent to your ILLiad account as a PDF

Users should always begin their search for books in I-Share. If a desired item is not available from any I-Share libraries, users may then submit a request for the item though ILLiad.  





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?


Any current individual of TIU


No cost to borrow

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


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


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

Loan Period

28 days

Determined by lending library


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 ILLiad account.