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Faculty Guide to the Library

This library guide provides helpful information for NEIU Faculty.

Requesting Books

The Library belongs to a consortium of over 90 academic libraries in Illinois called I-Share. You may request books from I-Share libraries to be sent to the Ronald Williams Library for pick-up. Search the I-Share catalog now.

Requesting Articles

WorldShare interlibrary loan is used by current NEIU students, faculty, and staff to request articles from other libraries. It is also used to request books and other materials that are not available in the I-Share Catalog. 

You can log in to WorldShare with your NEIU NetID and password.

Loan Periods & Limits

There is no limit to the number of items you may check out from NEIU's general collection or the new book area. Other items may have special limits or may only be used in the library (such as reference books, tests, and reserve items).

Item Student Faculty & Staff Alumni/Guest Card
General Collection Item 28 days, 4 renewals 112 days, 4 renewals 28 days, 4 renewals
New Item 14 days, 1 renewal 14 days, 1 renewal 14 days, 1 renewal
Multimedia Item 7 days, 1 renewal 14 days, 2 renewals 7 days, 1 renewal
I-Share Item *28 days, 3 renewals *28 days, 3 renewals N/A

*I-Share loan periods and renewals are subject to the policies of the lending institution.

Non-I-Share lending library policies vary. The due dates are enclosed in the book and listed in your WorldShare Interlibrary Loan account.