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How to use Library Catalogs: Home

Welcome to your guide to on how to search, request, and obtain library items. Need research materials? Books, DVDs, journals? WE CAN GET THAT!

Local Catalog

Start with the University of Illinois Library Catalog. The University of Illinois boasts the second largest academic library in the country. We probably have what you need.

I-Share Catalog

Didn't find what you need in the local catalog?

If it isn't on campus then it is likely to be found at one of the 84 I-Share libraries.

Interlibrary Loan Catalog

Still didn't find what you need?

Try requesting an item through Interlibrary Loan. This service connects researchers with materials from around the world.    

If your materials can’t be obtained via one of these methods they are either incredibly rare or valuable.

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