I-Share is the integrated library system that serves as the online catalog for 80 CARLI member libraries, including Parkland College Library. Libraries are provided with an online catalog of their own collection as well as a merged, union catalog of the holdings of all I-Share libraries.
Parkland patrons in good standing, may request materials from any I-Share library through the online catalog. Borrowing privileges are only extended to current Parkland students and employees.
I-Share also supports library collection management functions including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials control, course reserves and reporting.
What You Need to Know When Borrowing from Other Libraries
You may request books from another library. They will be sent to the Parkland Library, and you will be notified via your Parkland email account when the item is ready for pickup.
When you pick up a book, it will be charged out to you. You are responsible for returning it on or before the due date, OR for renewing. To renew, go to your Library Account. You can use your Account to see what you have checked out, what you have requested and to renew items checked out.
USE YOUR PARKLAND EMAIL ACCOUNT!
Notices for overdues, recalls, revised due dates, etc. will be sent to your Parkland email account. You are responsible for checking your email regularly.
Return your books on time
Each library sets its own due dates and fine schedules. Parkland borrowers are subject to the fining policies of all I-Share Libraries. Some libraries (SIU, for example), charge daily overdue fines plus a processing fee. An item is "checked in" when it is returned to the Parkland Library, but if you bring it back here late, you will be responsible for all overdue charges.
Books borrowed from any I-Share Library (including Parkland) are subject to recall. You'll receive a notice (be sure to regularly check your Parkland email) with a revised due date. If you keep the item beyond the new due date, you will be subject to the fines imposed by the Library that owns the item.
Loss of borrowing privileges
Failure to return materials on time and in good condition can result in suspension of borrowing privileges.