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Finding Books Using Library Catalogs

As a Monmouth College patron, you have access to three tiers of library catalogs. 

Step 1: Hewes Library Catalog

  • Locate books, DVDs, media, software, music recordings, and other AV items
  • Catalog does NOT contain articles
  • Items are immediately available to you
  • Advanced search available


Step 2: I-Share Catalog

  • Create a library account
  • Borrow books from other libraries in Illinois.
  • Materials arrive in 3-5 days
  • Once you register, remember to monitor your library account! The transactions you make with I-Share libraries are not monitored by Hewes Library.
  • I-Share FAQ


Step 3: WorldCat

  • A larger, international library catalog, WorldCat, allows identification of materials beyond the Hewes Library and the I-Share Catalog. (Be sure to check these catalogs first.)
  • Materials identified in WorldCat should be requested using ILLiad.  Learn more about ILLiad.
  • Items may take 7-14 days to arrive. 

Additional Catalogs

CARLI eBook Collection: The CARLI eBook Collection consists of 29,000+ titles available instantly to patrons.  The collection is funded by the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), of which Hewes Library is a governing member.  MC patrons will find the ebook records in both the Hewes Library Catalog and the I-Share Catalog.  MC users will be prompted to authenticate using your MC network username/password the first time an EBL eBook record is selected. 

Center for Research Libraries: CRL, located in Chicago, has over five million volumes in its collection and will make extended loans of materials for research projects (4 month loan periods and generous renewals). CRL is a cooperative venture of over 200 U.S. & Canadian college and university libraries to acquire expensive and unique collections for faculty and student research. Foreign language books, journals and newspapers make up a significant percentage of the collection. CRL owns over 800,000 foreign dissertations. Much of the collection is represented in WorldCat, but not all. 

Warren County Public Library: materials from the public library in Monmouth and its three branch locations.

Questions? Contact Hewes Library

general contact 309-457-2190 Email a librarian: Call a librarian: 309-457-2301

Catalog Search Tips

  • Keyword Search, default, searches all words in all fields.
  • Advanced Search is located below the main search box and allows more complex searches and multiple filters.
  • For a more specific search, choose Title, Author or Subject.
  • A Subject search focuses on just the Topic (or Subject) field. 

  • On the results screen, Narrow Your Search facets allow limits by format, collection, topic and more.



Create a Library Account

Create a library account in order to borrow materials from other I-Share libraries.

  • Visit the Create New Account page of the Hewes Library Catalog (pdf instructions below)
  • Enter your personal information:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Monmouth College Email Address
    • Desired Username: We recommend using your Monmouth College Network username.
    • Password: We recommend using your Monmouth College Network password.
    • Borrower ID: This is your 7-digit barcode number located on your Monmouth College ID Card. 
    • Last Name on your Library Account
    • I-Share Library that you are affiliated with: Monmouth College

create library account screen

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