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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 by placing a request through WorldShare. For more information, please click here
  • 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




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 WorldShare account.