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Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries

What is I-Share?

I-Share is an integrated library system that serves as the online catalog for 91 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 help in resolving circulation issues.


What can be requested 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. Films obtained via I-Share cannot be placed on Reserve.

For more information see the I-Share FAQ.

Renew I-Share (and Knox) Items in Knox Primo

You may renew items through your library account. Please note that when you attempt to renew items the renewals are not always automatic. Check the messages given for the new date(s) and for any other information indicating the renewal attempt was not successful. To renew:

1. Sign into Knox Primo and click on your name in the upper right to display a menu. Select "My Loans."

2. In the left column, click on the filter "Has Activity":

3. Click on the name of an institution to view the items you have checked out from the institution.

4. Click on RENEW next to an item.