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Interlibrary Loan



  • If you can't find a book here at Trinity, you can request it through I-Share, which allows you to borrow books from over 80 other academic libraries in Illinois. 
  • Since the requests are sent to libraries close to us and are fulfilled automatically, this is the fastest way for you to borrow books from other libraries. 
  • I-Share is for books and some other physical items. Journals and e-books cannot be borrowed through I-Share. 
  • You can request copies of articles/chapters and books not available in I-Share through WorldShare

Visiting I-Share Libraries

You can use your Trinity ID to visit and check out books at any of the member libraries. Always remember to check the catalog before you go to make sure an item is available.

I-Share member libraries

Map of I-Share libraries

Length of Loans/Renewals

I-Share Policy for all Eligible Patrons Setting Notes
Books: Initial loan period (before renewal) 28 days
Books: Renewal loan period 28 days

Number of times a item may be renewed
3 (except Faculty and Academic Employees) Faculty and Academic Employees (only) may renew items 6 times. Non-print items are not renewable.
Renewals extend the loan time from (renewal date or due date) Due date When the item is renewed, the loan period will extend 28 days from the current due date.
Renewals are allowed if the item is overdue (but not recalled or lost) Yes
Non-print material: loan period (NO renewals) 14 days Applies to non-print materials that the institution makes available
Maximum number of requests a patron may have at one time (assuming the patron meets no other block conditions) No limit
Maximum number of items charged a patron may have at one time (assuming the patron meets no other block conditions) No limt