About Interlibrary Loan and Reciprocal Borrowing
"Interlibrary Loan" is a cooperative process of borrowing books and journals from other libraries on request. Contact the SAC librarian to obtain library materials for you. Interlibrary loan requests may take two weeks or more to arrive.
"Reciprocal Borrowing" is a procedure that allows library users to check out materials directly from another library. Not all libraries permit anyone except their own registered students, faculty, and residents to borrow materials. Contact the SAC librarian for assistance.
Chicago Public Library
Chicago Public Library (CPL), including the main Harold Washington Library and 70 branch libraries, is one of the largest public libraries in the United States, and is open for anyone to use. Residents of the City of Chicago may check out books and other library materials by showing their CPL Library Card.
Illinois Public Libraries
Search by city or town for locations of all 833 public libraries in Illinois. Residents with a library card from Chicago or any Illinois community are welcome to use all public libraries across Illinois. Borrowing privilieges may be available; check with the lending library.
Illinois Public Libraries: http://www.publiclibraries.com/illinois.htm
CARLI & I-Share Academic Libraries
St. Augustine College Library is an Affiliate Member of CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois). Illinois college and university libraries share resources with other CARLI members. I-Share is the online catalog shared by 76 colleges and universities.
St. Augustine College Library is a member of OCLC and Worldcat. The symbol for "Saint Augustine College" in Chicago is IL 9.
WorldCat is produced and managed by OCLC, Inc. located in Dublin, Ohio. This library computer network was created in 1967 as a partnership among four college & university libraries, and was named the Ohio College Library Consortium (OCLC). Today, OCLC's 72,000+ member libraries worldwide share this online catalog of more than 1.8 billion library holdings.
About WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/whatis/default.jsp
Search the Worldcat library catalog: http://www.worldcat.org