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Library Services During COVID-19 Precautions: Updates

Special Library Hours

Rolfing Library is open!

Check the library's hours page for updated hours.


Book returns

Overdue fines have been suspended for all books from Rolfing, I-Share and WorldShare, so you may wait to return them. The outside book drop at the library is open at all times for you to return your books.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Getting Electronic Resources

Wherever you are, you have access to Rolfing's electronic resources.

If you need to access materials not directly available online, send us a WorldShare request.

  • Never used WorldShare before? Click here for step-by-step instructions.
  • For your ease and safety, we will send you PDF scans of resources rather than lending you physical items.
  • Bear in mind that our staffing is limited during this time. Please only request items you specifically need to complete your current projects.
  • If you need a resource from another library, please request a scan of a book section, chapter, or article. Full books cannot be obtained from other libraries at this time.
  • We'll process your requests as quickly as we can. Thanks for your patience!
  • Contact with any questions or concerns.

If you need a course reserve:

  • Professors/Instructors: Email Nathan Thebarge with the specific course materials you need and we'll provide you with a PDF you can add to your course Moodle page or distribute to your students.
  • Students: If the resource isn't available on your Moodle page, submit a WorldShare request and we'll send you a scan.


I-Share is now live

You can once again request resources from I-Share libraries in Illinois by using our new Automated Fulfillment Network (AFN). Simply choose "I-Share Libraries" in OneSearch to do your search, then click on the book. Under "Get It" click the link to "Request." Select the library where you want to pick it up - Trinity International University is at the very bottom of the list. The book will be delivered to Rolfing (or whatever I-Share library location you request) within a few days.

Please note that the Illinois Library Delivery Service (the company that delivers I-Share books to Rolfing) has imposed a 7-day quarantine before a library may send out a book. Adding in processing time, this means that right now you will need to place requests for I-Share books at least two weeks before you need them. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Also note that not all I-Share libraries are currently open. If you request a book that is not available at any open libraries, you will get an email saying your request has been cancelled. You may then request the book through WorldShare instead.

See the OneSearch prezi tutorial for more help with requesting from I-Share and our library.

Other Research Resources

Free eBooks

Many publishers are offering free access to eBooks during the COVID-19 crisis.

Google Scholar

Find digitized books and articles from around the world here.


Looking for a book when you're away from Trinity? See if it's in a library near you.

Map of ATLA libraries

Bring proof of your Trinity affiliation (like your student ID) and you'll be granted borrowing privileges at any of these schools. (Call the library before you visit, to make sure they're still open.)


Research Help

Research Help

  • We are available for research assistance between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Chat with us using the interface available at the bottom right corner of every library webpage.
  • Call us at 847-317-4013.
  • For any other questions or concerns, or to set up an appointment time for a video-chat conversation, email
  • To contact a staff member directly, use the information on our Library Staff Page.