I-Share: I-Share Basics

A guide to using I-Share to request library materials not available at Knox

I-Share Basics

What is I-Share?

I-Share is an integrated library system that serves as the online catalog for 85 member libraries and contains over nine million unique bibliographic records. Knox College faculty, staff and students have the ability to borrow materials (remotely or onsite) from other member libraries using a valid Knox ID card.


Who can use I-Share?

Faculty, staff and students of Knox College with a valid Knox College ID may borrow via I-Share. Patrons with library circulation blocks may be prevented from borrowing I-Share materials and should contact the Circulation Desk (309-341-7246) for more information.


What can I request through I-Share?

I-Share can be used to request books owned by other I-Share libraries. Journal articles and non-print materials should be requested via ILLiad.

More information in the I-Share FAQ

Search the I-Share Catalog

I-Share catalog logo

Click to search the I-Share catalog.

Tips for Searching I-Share

  • You can search the I-Share Catalog directly, or you can begin in the Knox Library Catalog and expand your search results to include all I-Share libraries -- it's up to you!

  • Remember that the process for searching the I-Share catalog is similar to searching the Knox Library Catalog, so take a look at Search Tips for some guidance.

  • Once you locate a book in the I-Share catalog, just follow the steps below to request it, and the book will be sent to Seymour Library for you!