I-Share

I-Share accounts are now available for COD students, faculty, and staff!
Create an account now.

logo for I-ShareI-Share library patrons may locate and borrow items from other I-Share libraries when those items are not available at their local library. Requested items are sent from the lending library to the borrower's library. I-Share’s reciprocal borrowing policy also allows patrons who are registered borrowers at an I-Share library to visit any other I-Share library and borrow items onsite. You can also return items to ANY I-Share library.

The I-Share Collection

The I-Share database contains over 11.5 million unique bibliographic records and more than 36 million item records, representing the holdings of 82 CARLI I-Share member institutions. The combination of this enormous consortial collection with I-Share’s resource sharing services gives I-Share library patrons ready access to a collection that ranks among the world’s greatest research libraries.

Access to I-Share

The I-Share Catalog and the local catalogs are all accessible to the public. No login is required to search and view, however only COD students, faculty, and staff with a valid COD Library Card can request and borrow I-Share items. Borrowers also need to create a separate I-Share account using your Library barcode number to check out I-Share items.

  1. To request something from I-Share, search for your item in the Library Catalog. Items that say held by I-Share libraries are available for request:
    I-Share item
  2. Click on the item title to see the full record, then click on the "Request through I-Share" button:
    Request button
  3. From there, you'll need to login to your I-Share account (if you haven't already done so, create an I-Share account):
    Login screen
  4. After you've logged in, confirm where you'd like to pick the item up (you can pick up and return I-Share items at any member library) and click "Request":
    Confirm submission

What Else Can I Do With My I-Share Account?

ishare-menu.pngIn addition to requesting books and videos from other I-Share libraries, when you login to your I-Share account you can check:

  • What you have checked-out
  • When your checked-out items are due
  • What items you have requested
  • If you have any outstanding fines

If you have questions about using your I-Share account, see the I-Share FAQ page or come to the Library Reference Desk or call us at (630) 942-3364.

I-Share Checkout Periods and Fines

Students
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3
I-Share Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A
Faculty
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 6
I-Share Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A
Staff
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3
I-Share Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A

Note: Community members are not eligible for I-Share borrowing

  • Billed items: For I-Share items that are more than 28 days overdue, patrons will will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a nonrefundable $20 processing fee ($50 nonrefundable processing fee for reserves and equipment).
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