The Library Catalog provides access to the millions of books, movies, music, and more that the university owns. You can also search for items in other university libraries in Illinois through the I-Share catalog.
The default search is the "keyword" search which provides the most comprehensive search, but can result in a large number of items appearing in your search results. Focus your search with one of the following options:
Logging into your library account allows you to request books and other loanable items from the University of Illinois catalog and I-Share, view and renew the items you have checked out, save materials to your favorites, run saved searches, view fines/blocks, and more. As of June 24, 2020, when the U of I Library switched to a new catalog, there is no need to create a separate library account! Current U of I students, faculty, and staff log in with your NetID and password while courtesy card borrowers log in with your assigned login and password.
1. Go to the Library homepage.
2. Look for the "My Account" button in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on it.
3. You will see a box with two choices: for U of I affiliates and for courtesy card borrowers. Click on the appropriate choice for your status.
6a. Courtesy card borrowers will see a place to enter your User ID and password. Your User ID will be the 14-digit number on your Courtesy Card, without any spaces. Please contact the Circulation Department to get your password for the new catalog system..
6b. U of I users with a current NetID will be sent to the 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) screen, or, if you have already logged into a U of I service that requires 2FA, it will automatically log you in.
Once you are logged in, you should see your name in the upper right corner of the screen:
Click on your name and you will see a drop-down menu with several options, detailed in the next section.
If you have any questions about logging into you account, Ask a Librarian.