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Medical Library

Borrowing and Renewing

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

Borrowing from the Medical Library

  • SIUSM faculty, staff, students, and residents may borrow library materials by presenting their current identification or appointment cards at the Circulation Desk.
  • Users will be registered in the Medical Library circulation system which will then give them borrowing and renewing privileges from the Medical Library Catalog.
  • Online borrowing is not available from the Medical Library catalog but renewing of materials is allowed.

Type of Material Loan Period
Books 4 weeks
Media (DVDs, videocassettes, audiocassettes, slides) 4 weeks
Journals Library use only
Reference Books Library use only
Reserve Books/Media 2 hours to 3 days
Laptop computers, LCD projectors Determined at time of request


  • Renewals are permitted, if no other user has requested the material.
  • A recall may be placed on circulating materials at a user's request. Materials may be recalled to the Library at any time, usually after the first four-week loan period.
  • It is the responsibility of the borrower to renew materials. This should be done through a personal VuFind account. See VuFind Account Creation.


Materials may be borrowed from:

  • SIU Medical Library
  • I-Share libraries  libraries throughout the state of Illinois
  • Interlibrary Library Loan (ILL) libraries throughout the United States

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