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This guide is meant to show you how to check out books both at the Morton College Library or through the I-Share library system where you can check out books at 80 different college and university libraries throughout Illinois.
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Checking Out Books! ! !


What is the I-Share Network? 

Morton College is a member of the I-Share network of libraries.  As a member of this network Morton College students and faculty/staff are able to borrow the materials of over 80 different college/university libraries in Illinois.

See the List of All Participating I-Share Libraries to the Right. 

What do I need to check out I-Share Items . . .

To check out items all you will need is your student ID.  For students, ID's are available at the Student Success Center (Building C, 2nd Floor, Room 214).  For faculty, you can pick up your ID at campus security.  


Do I Need to Activate My ID to Borrow Materials. . .

Nearly all facutly and staff should already be entered into the I-Share system.  However, feel free to contact us if you are experiencing any issues borrowing items from other libraries.


How Do I Check Out Materials at Other I-Share Network Libraries?

From the drop down menu in the library catalog both on the home page and to the righ select, "All I-Share Items".  Then you can begin searching the I-Share system.  Once you have found the item you are looking for you have two options for check-out.

Option 1:   You can request books and items through the I-Share catalog and have them automatically sent to Morton College or another I-Share library of your choice. To do so, see the "I-Share Network Borrowing" instructions below for details.

Option 2:  Be sure your student ID is active.  Then you can go into the I-Share library of your choice and check items directly from any of these libraries.  If asked, your barcode number is your student ID number.  Faculty, should obtain their I-Share ID Number at the library.  **Please note however, libraries often do not circulate Reference or some Special Collections items


I-Share Network Borrowing

Requesting Items from other I-Share Network Libraries:

Step One: Create an I-Share Network Account

First you must create an I-Share Network account.  To do so, click CLICK HERE.

When creating your account, students will enter their Student ID# in the barcode line.  Faculty/Staff will enter their Institution ID#, which can be found on the top of employee paychecks.

**Please note, if you cannot find your Student ID# or Institution ID# or have any trouble creating an account, stop by the library and we will be happy to set you up in the system.


Step Two: Search for Items in the I-Share Catalog?

Go to the I-Share catalog by clicking on I-Share under the Books & Multi-Media tab of the library home page.  Then switch the search box from "Local Catalog Only" to "All I-Share Items".

From here, you can begin entering search terms, searching for items by author, title, or topic/keyword.


Step Three: Request Item

Once you find the tiem you are looking for, click on it to reveal the following screen:


After this screen comes up select "Request 1st Available".  Then, log into your I-Share account.  After logging in, if the item is available for borrowing the following screen will display.

 From this screen, choose shere you would like to pick up your item and select Request.

Step Four: Pick Up Your Item

If you chose Morton College as your pick-up destination, simply come to the circulation desk and we will assist you.  If you had the item held at another library, you can pick up your item at that library's circulation desk (just be sure to bring your ID when picking it up).

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I-Share Network Libraries

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Augustana College
Aurora University
Benedictine University
Bradley University
Carl Sandburg College
Catholic Theological Union
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago State University
Columbia College
Concordia University Chicago
Danville Area Community College
DePaul University
Dominican University
Eastern Illinois University
Elmhurst College
Eureka College
Governors State University
Greenville College
Harrington College of Design
Heartland Community College
Illinois Central College
Illinois College
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Math and Science Academy
Illinois State Library
Illinois State University
Illinois Valley Community College
Illinois Wesleyan University
John Wood Community College
Joliet Junior College
Judson University
Kankakee Community College
Kendall College
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lewis and Clark Community College
Lewis University
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln Land Community College
McKendree University 
Millikin University 
Monmouth College
Morton College
National-Louis University 
Newberry Library 
North Central College
North Park University
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
Northern Seminary 
Oakton Community College 
Olivet Nazarene University 
Parkland College
Principia College
Quincy University
Richland Community College 
Robert Morris University
Roosevelt University
Rush University
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Saint Xavier University 
Sauk Valley Community College
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Southeastern Illinois College 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Southwestern Illinois College 
Trinity Christian College 
Trinity International University
Triton College
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
University of St. Francis
Western Illinois University
Wheaton College
William Rainey Harper College

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