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Borrowing from Other Libraries: BORROW FROM I-SHARE AND OTHER LIBRARIES

How to obtain materials from other libraries.

New interface options

The new Borrow From Other Libraries interface will prompt you to use your campus ID and password.  If you are experiencing problems logging in, please send an email with the details to ill@sxu.edu

The new I-Share 4.0 interface requires you to Login before placing requests for books from other consortia libraries.   

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Before you request any books from our Borrow From Other Libraries Login (below)...search for books within our state-wide I-Share consortium using the I-Share 4.0 interface; remember to Login first in order to see and request items from other libraries. (See our video of this process). We still maintain the OLDER I-Share Login.

 

Borrow From Other Libraries Login  (for book and journal article loans from libraries outside our state-wide consortium).


I-Share account information:

   Using the older interface, new students and faculty must create a Borrower ID account in order to use the book delivery option within our consortial I-Share catalog. When filling in your email address, you must use your SXU email account. The Colleague ID, which is a piece of information required in order to generate a Borrower ID, is the numbers under the barcode on your ID card, without the leading and trailing letters.

     Record your password, as this password will not change when your campus password changes.

     New students without ID Cards can build their Colleague ID from the mySXU portal. Go to my.sxu,edu, click on Self-Service, Students, Academic Profile, and then My Profile  to find your 7 digit Colleague number. When asked to enter the Borrower ID, enter the school prefix 2131100 followed by your 7 digit Colleague number. (This is equivalent to the numbers under the barcode on an ID card, without the leading and trailing letters.)

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     Using the new VuFind 4.0 interface, you will log in using your Barcode, which is the numbers (not the leading and trailing letters) below your ID card barcode, and then your last name. You will need to log in to see if books from other libraries are available to be borrowed. 

    Students without ID Cards can build their required Barcode number using the mySXU portal. Go to my.sxu,edu, click on Self-Service, Students, Academic Profile, and then My Profile to find your 7 digit Colleague number. When asked to enter the Barcode, enter the school prefix 2131100 followed by your 7 digit Colleague number. (This is equivalent to the numbers under the barcode on an ID card, without the leading and trailing letters.)


Beyond our I-Share Consortium:

A separate Tipasa account is required to Borrow from Other Libraries outside the I-Share consortium. This is created using your regular campus UserID and password. This method is used to obtain books and journal articles from beyond our normal consortium or package plans. 


QUESTIONS? Call 773-298-3353 or you can also contact the library via phone (773) 298-3352 or email ask@sxu.libanswers.com.


POLICIES: You can borrow books, journal articles, and other materials from libraries around the country at no charge. The lending library, not the SXU Library, determines what they will loan. Many libraries will not send textbooks, DVDs, theses, or materials that are rare or on Reserve.

The SXU Library may charge fines for late and/or lost items. When borrowing from another library, you are responsible for paying fines.

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE OPTIONS:

I-Share is a network of over 120 academic libraries throughout Illinois (including SXU) that share their book collections. If books are available in I-Share, it usually takes 3 business days for the book to arrive.

In the older interface, log in to your I-Share account. (The default is to search “All I-Share Libraries”.)  Once you locate the item you want, click the Request button and designate the receiving location. See a short video demonstrating various "VuFind" account options: Book Renewals and I-Share Borrowing

Using the new VuFind 4.0 interface, you will need to Login first in order to see and request items from other libraries. 

If the materials are unavailable through I-Share, you can obtain items from over 10,000 libraries in the continental United States. You must log in to your Borrow from Other Libraries account to use this service.

  • Books ordered this way use the U.S. Postal Service and may take five to ten days to arrive, so plan accordingly.
  • Journal articles are scanned and delivered electronically and may take up to five days. Article requests may be entered directly from search result records within our journal index databases. (Use either the "Borrow From Other Libraries" or the "Access Material" links found beside each journal article record.)
  • For known items, try searching for your desired item in the SCOPUS database, as this interdisciplinary database will auto-complete the article details into the request form
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