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).
I-Share Network Libraries
|Adler School of Professional Psychology|
|Carl Sandburg College|
|Catholic Theological Union|
|Chicago School of Professional Psychology|
|Chicago State University|
|Concordia University Chicago|
|Danville Area Community College|
|Eastern Illinois University|
|Governors State University|
|Harrington College of Design|
|Heartland Community College|
|Illinois Central 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|
|Kankakee Community College|
|Lake Forest College|
|Lewis and Clark Community College|
|Lincoln Christian University|
|Lincoln Land Community College|
|North Central College|
|North Park University|
|Northeastern Illinois University|
|Northern Illinois University|
|Oakton Community College|
|Olivet Nazarene University|
|Richland Community College|
|Robert Morris 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|
|University of Illinois at Chicago|
|University of Illinois at Springfield|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of St. Francis|
|Western Illinois University|
|William Rainey Harper College|
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