Interlibrary Loan is a service for requesting items from libraries worldwide. This FAQ guide will help you to register and request items using the Interlibrary Loan service.
InterLibrary Loan is a service for requesting items that are not available at Dominican or through I-Share from libraries worldwide.
I-Share enables you to search and borrow books from 89 libraries across Illinois.
For books and articles that are not available at Dominican or in I-Share, InterLibrary Loan allows you to place a request from libraries worldwide. Requests can be made by completing an InterLibrary Loan request form, searching WorldCat, or from any of the online databases.
All interlibrary loan services are only available to current Dominican students, faculty and staff.
In order to request items through InterLibrary Loan, click here to be taken to the InterLibrary Loan request page. You will need your Dominican user ID and password to sign in to the system.
You will receive an email at your Dominican email address when the materials you requested have arrived.
Books can be picked up at the Circulation Desk just like an I-Share request. Articles will be delivered to your InterLibrary Loan account.
Please Note: Your article will only be available for 5 views or 30 days, whichever comes first.
You may check on a request by logging into your account. Your home page will list all outstanding requests.
Use I-Share to search the holdings of over 89 academic libraries in Illinois and to request books from those libraries. I-Share requires you to create an account before requesting books. With your account, you can also create lists of favorites, tag items and post reviews.
Creating your I-Share Account
Click the Login link to create your I-Share account
Click the Create New Account link.
Fill out all the fields, use your Dominican University net ID and password as your new I-Share account login, and select Dominican University as your affiliated library. Please note the borrower's ID is the number printed below the barcode on the back of your Dominican Star Card. After you are done, click the Submit button.
Once you locate a book in I-Share Catalog that you want to request from another library, just click the Request This Item link to submit your request.
Click the Choose pick-up location button to select a preferred pick-up location. The system default to Dominican University as your home library. For your convenience you can also select a library that is near your home or workplace as the pick-up library. After you choose a pick-up location, click the Request button to complete your request.
You can login to check your request status anytime. To login click the orange "Sign In" link in the upper right of the screen.
Pick-Up Information, Processing Time, & Loan Periods
Please allow 5-10 days to receive requested materials.
You will be notified by email when requested materials are available. Items will be available for pick up at the Circulation Desk (first floor) in the Library.
The loan period for materials is initially 28 days. You may renew materials online using My Account for an additional 28 days up to 3 times, for a total limit of 16 weeks. Please see the most recent I-Share policies for interlibrary loan for details.
You may return interlibrary loan materials at the Circulation Desk, or they can be returned at any CARLI member library.