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Library Accounts

COD Students, Faculty, & Staff

I-Share accounts are now available to COD Library cardholders.

Use your I-Share account to renew checked-out items, and see what you have checked-out, when items are due, and if you have any unpaid fines. Students, faculty, and staff can use I-Share accounts to request items from other academic libraries in Illinois.

Community Members

Community members and students, faculty, and staff who do not want an I-Share account can use a "classic" account to renew items and see what you have checked-out or on hold.

If you have any additional questions about your account, call the Library's Circulation Services department at (630) 942-2106.

I-Share Accounts

I-Share accounts are now available to all COD Library card holders.
Create an account or login to I-Share now.

Logo for I-Share
Once you have created an I-Share account, you can login from anywhere to see what items you have checked out, when those items are due, and even renew those items online. You can also check on the status of fines and I-Share requests if you have made any. All you need to create an I-Share account is a valid COD Library card.

COD Students, Faculty, and Staff may also locate and borrow items from other I-Share libraries when those items are not available at the COD Library. Requested items are sent from the lending library to any other I-Share library. I-Share’s reciprocal borrowing policy also allows patrons who are registered borrowers at an I-Share library to visit any other I-Share library and borrow items onsite. You can also return items to any I-Share library. It is important to note District Residents can not request items through I-Share.

What Can I Do With My I-Share Account?

ishare-menu.pngIn addition to requesting books and videos from other I-Share libraries, when you login to your I-Share account you can check:

  • What you have checked-out
  • Renew checked-out items (Click on "Checked Out Items")
  • When your checked-out items are due
  • What items you have requested
  • If you have any outstanding fines

If you have questions about using your I-Share account, see the I-Share FAQ page or come to the Library Reference Desk or call us at (630) 942-3364.

Request Items from the I-Share Collection

The I-Share database contains over 14.7 million unique bibliographic records and more than 38 million item records, representing the holdings of 90 CARLI I-Share member institutions. The combination of this enormous consortial collection with I-Share’s resource sharing services gives I-Share library patrons ready access to a collection that ranks among the world’s greatest research libraries.

Access to I-Share

The I-Share Catalog and the local catalogs are all accessible to the public. No login is required to search and view, however only COD students, faculty, and staff with a valid COD Library Card can request and borrow I-Share items. Borrowers also need to create a separate I-Share account using your Library barcode number to check out I-Share items.

  1. To request something from I-Share, search for your item in the Library Catalog. Items that say held by I-Share libraries are available for request:
    I-Share item
  2. Click on the item title to see the full record, then click on the "Place hold" button:
    IShare request button
  3. From there, you'll need to login to your I-Share account (if you haven't already done so, create an I-Share account):
    Login screen
  4. After you've logged in, confirm where you'd like to pick the item up (you can pick up and return I-Share items at any member library) and click "Request":
    Confirm submission

I-Share Checkout Periods and Fines

Note: District Residents are not eligible for I-Share borrowing

Students
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3
I-Share Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A
Faculty
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 6
I-Share Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A
Staff
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3
I-Share Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A

  • Billed items: For I-Share items that are more than 28 days overdue, patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a nonrefundable $20 processing fee ($50 nonrefundable processing fee for reserves and equipment).
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