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Creating an Account

To create a library account, all users must fill out the Library Account Request form. Students can request an I-Share friendly library account here. All other users can fill out this form and email to the librarian

For an I-Share account,  your account will only be approved if you have returned all of your library books. If you don't know if you have books checked out, contact the librarian.

After you request your account, you will be given a barcode. Apply this barcode to your student ID. With your barcode handy, go to the I-Share login page and click "create new account." After you fill out the form, you will be able to start using I-Share to request books from other libraries!

If you have any problems trying to create your I-Share account, contact the librarian.

What is I-Share?

Current students, faculty, and staff at Meadville Lombard are elligible for I-Share accounts. I-Share is a consortium of academic libraries in Illinois. There are 86 members, including MLTS, and users at the member libraries can check out books from any other member library using their school ID card.

What are the benefits of using I-Share?

  • You have access to millions of books!
  • You can request books online using your I-Share account, and renew them instantly.
  • If you live in Illinois (or near any of the member libraries), you can pick up and return your library books at any I-Share library, rather than sending them to us in the mail.
  • If you don’t live near any I-Share libraries, you can still request books and have them sent to the Wiggin Library. We’ll mail them to you, and when you’re done just mail them back to us to return them to their library.
  • You will get automatic emails reminding you that your books are due soon.
  • I-Share is faster than interlibrary loan. Where interlibrary loan can take weeks to receive a book, I-Share books typically arrive for pickup in one week or less.