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. This is for both in and out of state users.||If you live in or near Illinois, you can check out and return books to any I-Share library. Per our I-Share agreement with CARLI, out-of-state learners may not request I-Share items.||Many articles are available from the library's databases. If you know the title of the journal that your article is in, use the journal search in the library catalog.||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.|
1. Online & Continuing Education (OCE) pays for shipping TO you.
2. You pay for the RETURN shipment.
|Free||Free||Free for instructors, and graduate students. Undergraduates must pay a fee.||Free|
|ID Needed||An activated i-card. Learn more about i-cards for distance learners on this page of this guide. Log into the catalog to request books with your NetID and password.||An activated i-card; log into the catalog to request books with your NetID and password.||NetID and password||NetID and password||NetID and password|