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Borrowing and Renewing

Things to Remember

  • You must have your TIU ID with you to check out items. We will also accept your driver's license or other picture ID, but you cannot check items out without a valid form of photo id.
  • Item limit is 100 total items
  • You may only request 3 items to be placed on hold for youfrom the Rolfing Library at a time. After the third item is requested, your account will be blocked until the requests have been processed.
  • Need help? Contact us at 847.317.4000 or

Part-Time Faculty, Staff, and Administrators


  • 4 week loan period (28 days)
  • 3 renewal periods of 28 days each
  • New Books: 21 day loan, no renewals
  • Books on Display and Faculty Authors collection: 21 days, 2 renewals
  • All books can be recalled at any time.  


  • 7 day loan period
  • 3 renewal periods of 7 days

Audiobooks, CDs, and Cassettes:

  • 14 day loan period
  • 3 renewal periods of 14 days

2-Hour Reserves:

  • Loan period: 120 minutes
  • 1 renewal period of 120 minutes

1 Day Reserves:

  • Loan period:  1 day
  • No renewals

Setting Student Assistants as Proxies

Faculty can set up their student and grad assistants as proxies, which means the students can check out books and request items from other libraries for them.

1. Checking out from Rolfing Library

Fill out the Proxy Authorization Form to enable the students to check out books under your account.

2. Requesting through I-Share

The student can create their own username and password that is linked to the faculty member's account. Just fill out the "Create New Account" form. The student puts their information in the top portion (including a username and password of their choice). The faculty member's ID number and last name go under the "Library Catalog Profile."

3. WorlsShare requests (WorldCat and article requests)

Unfortunately, WorldShare users are unable to create proxy accounts at this time. All requests must be placed using the faculty or staff member's personal account. 

Renew Your Books

 Renew books from Trinity or I-Share

  • From the library home page, click "My Account" on the top of the page and choose "TIU / I-Share."
  • Login with your TIU username and password (the ones you use for TIU email, myTIU, Moodle, ec.).
  • Click "Loans" from the menu near the top.
  • Beside each book you should see a link to renew.

Renew items requested through WorldShare

  • Log in to your WorldShare account. 
  • If an item can be renewed, it will have a "Renew" button next to it. Click on the button, and you will receive an e-mail letting you know if the item has been renewed or not.