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Catalog: I-Share (Illinois-only)

I-Share (Illinois-only)

What is I-Share?
A consortium of academic libraries throughout Illinois. Current members of the Adler community who live near to or can commute to Illinois can use I-Share to request physical books through our consortium of academic libraries in Illinois. You can also visit our member libraries to study or use their resources on their campus. Just be sure to bring your Adler ID. See links below for which libraries are part of I-Share.

How long does it take?

  • Books come physically to whichever library you select - most students prefer to pick up books at Adler.
  • Usually 3-4 days to arrive at the Mosak Library
  • You will receive an email when your book can be picked up

How long is the loan period?

  • 4 weeks with up to 3 renewals, for 16 weeks total.
  • Books may be returned to the Mosak Library or to any other I-Share library. 

Can I pick up the books at the lending library, directly?

  • Yes! You may pick up books in person at another I-Share library instead of having them sent to Adler. Call the other library first to make sure the book is on the shelf and have your Adler ID with you to check out. Use the links below to find a map of all I-Share libraries and an alphabetical list.

Using I-Share

Search for your title on the Library homepage 

On the new page, click “All I-Share Libraries” and search for your title (Alternatively, you can start typing your search terms into the search box, and then select I-Share libraries from the drop-down).

Click on the title to check location and availability in the book record

Click Sign in in the “How to get it” section

  • Click on Adler University Users in the pop-up
  • Enter your Adler username and password
  • Click login, you will return to the book record page

Click  I-Share to request a copy

  • In the pop-up choose a Preferred Pick-up Institution, it will default to Adler University, and subsequently Harold & Birdie Mosak Library--Chicago Campus
  • Click Send Request

You can choose which library to pick up the book. Most people select Adler, but for a list of all I-Share libraries, see the box above.

You will receive an email notification when your book(s) are ready for pick-up.  Make sure you check your junk folders as well!

Please allow 3-7 days to receive requested materials.  

Renewing books

To renew either Adler or I-Share books: on the library home page, go to the Borrow tab, and select Your Catalog Account.

Sign in with your Adler credentials.  Any Adler books you have checked out will be displayed.  If you have books checked out from other I-Share libraries, select the appropriate library from the list on the left hand side.  The libraries that you have items checked out from will have an icon indicating "has activity".    NOTE: After you've had a lot of I-Share activity, you will still see libraries listed from which you've had past activity (even if you no longer have books from them).  

You may renew I-Share books up to 3 times (28 days each time).  After 3 renewals, you will need to call the owning library to request any further renewals.  

Alternatively, if you are already in the Adler catalog, you can click Sign In in the upper right corner.  Go to Library Card or My Loans to see the books you have checked out.