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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Distance Learners and Instructors: Library Resource & Services

A guide for students and instructors enrolled in online or off-campus courses through Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Using the University of Illinois Library from a Distance

This chart outlines how to access all of the materials available through the library.

I want to... Check out a book from the university of Illinois Library Check out a book from the I-Share Catalog Download an Electronic Article Get an Article that the Library Only Owns in Print Order an Article from a Journal that the Library Does Not Have
Service The library will mail you the book. If you live in or near Illinois, you can check out and return books to any I-Share library. Many articles are available from the library's Online Journals & Databases. DocExpress will copy and email articles/chapters that are only available in print in the university library collection. Interlibrary Loan will locate and email you articles/chapters unavailable from the university library collection.
Cost

1. Online & Continuing Education (OCE) pays for shipping TO you.

2. You pay for the RETURN shipment.

Free Free Free Free
ID Needed I-Card and your library ID #. This is on your I-Card and starts with 200111- I-Card and your library ID number. NetID and Password NetID and Password NetID and Password