Library materials from all UIUC Libraries and from other I-Share Libraries can be renewed by several methods.
ONLINE: UIUC and I-Share Library materials can be renewed in the online catalog if the borrower's account is in good standing. RENEW USING MY ACCOUNT
BY TELEPHONE: Call the Library Telephone Center at (217) 333-8400.
IN PERSON: At any circulation desk.
1 or more overdue recalled items;
reaching a renewal threshold set for a particular item;
excess fines and other library charges;
a suspension of library privileges initiated by:
an I-Share library for an unpaid bill or other account problems;
a UIUC Library for non-response to request to return material needed by another user or a class;
an upcoming expiration date in your borrower record. This can occur if you are no longer
employed by or enrolled at the University, or if your courtesy card is about to expire.
excessive number of "Assumed Lost" items.
My Library Account enables you to renew materials you have checked
out, view the status of your requests, check whether you have any fines/fees, and save your
search commands by selecting remembered titles or remembered searches.
Materials that you have checked out are arranged in order by when they are due. You will
be able to
renew overdue items from the UIUC library and from many other libraries. However, if an item
reaches the renewal limit (which varies from institution to institution), if the item has the status of lost,
or if the item has been recalled, you will not be able to renew it and should return it to the library.
You may renew items from UIUC and other libraries through My Account.
After placing a request in the Online Library Catalog, the status of the request can be seen in
My Library Account.
If an item is ready for you to pick up, the pick-up location will be listed. If you want to cancel a request
before it is processed, you can do so by checking the box to the left of the title and then clicking Cancel Selected Requests.
If your request cannot be filled, you will receive notification via email.
If you have any fines, the amount will be recorded here until a bill is issued. All UIUC
fees are collected by the University.
UIUC students staff and faculty will be billed with your University e-bill, others will receive a bill by mail. Fees and fines from other libraries will be collected by those libraries.
If you have questions regarding a bill, contact the Library Billing Office (217-333-8288).
Search Preferences allows you to choose a default search screen for searching the Online Library
Quick Search, Guided Keyword Search, or Course Reserve. To use your Search Preferences, you must
login to the Online Library Catalog before beginning to search.
My Searches saves a search strategy that can be re-executed. This search can be
bi-weekly, or monthly to determine if any new library acquisitions have been made in your field of interest.
Questions? Please visit "Ask A Librarian" at
http://www.library.illinois.edu/askus/ to find
out how to contact
us in person, via phone (217-333-2290), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or chat. If you need assistance with
My Library Account, please contact the Library Telephone Center at 217-333-8400.