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Monmouth College Hewes Library


I-Share is a sharing alliance of approximately 90 Illinois libraries.

Monmouth College students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from I-Share free of charge.


What can I borrow from I-Share?

Books, and some multi-media items (at the discretion of the lending library)


How do make an I-Share request? video tutorial

  • Sign into the library catalog using your Monmouth College email address and password.

primo sign in bar

primo login screen


  • Conduct a search in the Hewes Library catalog. If the item is not located, find the link to the ALL I-SHARE LIBRARIES SEARCH in the top menu.

select an I-Share search

  • Conduct a search (again)
  • When the item you want is located, click the item TITLE.
  • In the full record, find HOW TO GET IT and click the I-SHARE bar underneath. The bar will turn grey and process. Indicate a "Not needed after" date, if necessary.

ishare how to get it button

  • A request form will display. The PICK UP LOCATION and PICK UP INSTITUTION will default to Monmouth College, but can be changed to other locations. 


  • Click send ishare request button

I-Share FAQ

  1. How do I log into my I-Share account? Login to the library catalog using your Monmouth College email address and password. example
  2. How do I request an item through I-Share?  Login to the library catalog (see above). Search the I-Share catalog for the item you wish to borrow. Click the title, click the I-SHARE button, and SEND REQUEST. Video tutorial
  3. How long does it take for materials to arrive? Materials, delivered Monday - Friday, arrive in approximately 3 days. *NOTE: COVID-19 quarantines will cause an added 5 day delay.*
  4. How do I know when the item has arrived? You will receive an email in the early morning after the item has arrived at Monmouth. You may also wish to login to your library account via the catalog and check the request status, or inquire at the Hewes Library Information Desk.
  5. What does it cost?  This service is FREE!
  6. When will an item be due? Students may circulate I-Share books for 28 days (4 weeks), and may renew the item, through your library account, three times. Faculty/Staff may circulation I-Share books for 28 days with six renewals.
  7. Can I renew materials I borrowed via I-Share? Yes, you may renew an I-Share item at any time, by logging into your library account via the library catalog. While looking at the list of you loans, click the RENEW button by the title you wish to renew. If the item is renewable, a new due date will display. Items that are not renewable should be returned by the due date to Hewes Library. (video)
  8. I can't make a request for a book in I-Share. Why am I blocked? Contact Hewes Library Access Services for more information: 309-457-2192 during business hours.
  9. What if I return something late / lose an item / damage an item?  Monmouth College patrons are soley repsonsible for lost, damaged or late I-Share items. Fee notices will be communicated from the lending library and fees should be paid directly to that library. Contact Hewes Library Access Services 309-457-2192 if you have questions.
  10. What if I don't find what I am looking for in the Monmouth Library Catalog or the I-Share catalog? Materials may also be requested using our WorldShare request forms.
  11. Can I put books obtained via WorldShare or I-Share on reserve? No, books from other libraries may NOT be placed on reserve. Faculty should make a purchase request for course reserve materials.
  12. Who do I contact if I have problems with, or questions about, I-Share? Visit the Hewes Library information desk and speak to a librarian (hours), email, or call 309-457-2192.
Hewes Library at Monmouth College | 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 | Phone: 309-457-2190 | Fax: 309-457-2226 | |