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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.

Why do I need a VuFind Account?

Your VuFind account is a separate account from your library account.

VuFind allows you to:

  • connect to the library catalog system
  • check the status of the materials that you have requested or have already borrowed
  • request items from I-Share libraries
  • renew items that are already checked out to you from I-Share libraries

VuFind must have the same information you would use if you were to log in to the library system directly:

  • the name of the I-Share library with which you are affiliated
  • your borrower ID
  • your last name as it appears in the official library record for you

Creating an account

From the Library Catalog search page, click on Login found on the right hand side

I-Share screen shot showing login

From the Login screen, click on Create a New Account

  • Fill in the Basic Information.  
  • Your Borrower ID is the barcode on the back of your badge including the SM (sm######)
  • Your Affiliated Library is Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Spfld)
  • Click the Submit button


For questions or assistance with your VuFind account, contact:

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

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