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What is I-Share?

I-Share is a group of more than 90 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 help ensure your safety and the safety of Library staff, I-Share items will be quarantined in accordance with recommended guidelines. We anticipate I-Share requests will take a minimum of 14 days to fulfill. 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. After you receive email notification stating your items are ready for pickup, schedule Contactless Pickup or Delivery. The Library does not ship internationally. If you selected a different pickup library, follow that library's procedures instead. Please bring your BenCard when you pick up 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 email address. Your password is the same password used to access MyBenU and D2L (not Engage).


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(630) 829-6056

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Kindlon Hall
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6050


Gillett Hall
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 878-7514