What is I-Share?

I-Share is a consortium of 80 academic libraries in the state of Illinois that share resources. Your I-Share account allows you to request items via interlibrary loan, renew items that are already checked out, and check the status of you library account.

Why do I need an account?

You need to create an I-Share account to be able to request materials from another I-Share library.

What is my Library ID number/ Borrower ID / barcode?

Your Library ID Number is the 14-digit number found on the back of your BenCard below the barcode (outlined in blue on the example below). This number will be used to check out items from any I-Share library and to access library resources off campus.

All numbers begin with 2281100 and are followed by your 7 digit "B" Number.  A Library ID will look like this: 22811001234567.

image of the back of a BenCard



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