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Borrowing and Renewing

How to set up a VuFind online catalog account. Guide to borrowing materials from the Medical Library and other iShare libraries.

I-Share Libraries

I-Share libraries include academic libraries throughout the state of Illinois. Materials requested through I-Share are usually received wthin one week.

Borrowing through I-Share Catalog

If an item you want is not owned by the Medical Library, search for it at an I-Share library.

Step 1

Search the I-Share Catalog by changing the drop down menu from local catalog to All I-Share Libraries.

Advanced Search screen for more options.

Searching all I-Share Libraries

Step 2

Choose the material to borrow from the list of results.

Click on either Request 1st Available or Request this item (to pick from a specific library).

You will be directed to Login to your VuFind account.

Step 3

Once the material is requested, choose the Pick-up Library and Pick-up Location as noted below.

Choose pick-up library, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and pick-up location, SIM.CIRCULATION.

Step 4

After the request is successfully submitted you will be instructed to Check your account to track the request.

It is the borrower's responsibility to renew all materials and pay any overdue fines that may be incurred.

Borrowing through Interlibrary Loan

Materials not available from the SIU Medical Library or through I-Share may be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

SIU Medical Library | 801 N Rutledge St.,Springfield, IL 62702 | (217) 545-2658

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