What is I-Share?

I-Share is a group of 89 academic libraries in Illinois that share physical resources, including print books and DVDs. You can request to have items delivered to the Lisle or Mesa campus or your nearest I-Share library for pickup or delivered to your place of residence.

How do I borrow items from I-Share?

To place an I-Share request, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to BenSearch.
  2. Search All I-Share Libraries and click the item you'd like to borrow.
  3. Under How To Get It, click I-Share. Select your preferred Pickup Location and Pickup Institution and click Send Request.
  4. When your items are ready for pickup, you will receive an email notification. Please bring your BenCard when you pick up your items. 
  5. Use your BenSearch Account to renew items or check the status of your requests.

What is my BenSearch username and password?

Your username is your ben.edu email address. Your password is the same password used to access MyBenU and D2L (not Engage).


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5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
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225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
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