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.
How will I know when my request has arrived?
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.
Sign in to your I-Share Account
Click the Sign In link in orange text in upper right hand corner
Sign in using your Dominican login and password
Once you locate a book in the I-Share Catalog that you want to request from another library, look at the banner under How to Get It. If the banner is white, click on I-Share. If the banner is yellow, and there is a message to sign in, click on Sign In to log in using your library account login (Dominican login credentials). Then click on I-Share in the white banner. Click on Send Request at the bottom of the form that appears.
Click the Choose pick-up location button to select a preferred pick-up location. The system defaults 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. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please contact the institution first to make sure they are currently participating in I-Share, and that you will be allowed into the library to pick up your item.
You can log in to check your request status anytime. To log in 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. (May be longer due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions).
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 your Library 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. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all items must be returned to the outside book drop located near the lower level library entrance to the Cyber Café).