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NIU Library Tutorials: Requesting Items via I-Share

Requesting Items Through I-Share Video

To request an Item through I-Share

To begin, go to the search bar on the library’s homepage—or near the top of the HuskieSearch page—and change the drop-down menu on the left side of the search box to All I-Share Libraries. Enter your search term and hit enter or click on the magnifying glass icon at the right-hand side of the search bar to return the results of your search.

Select the item you would like to request. In the item record, go to the How to Get It section. NOTE: You will need to be logged in to your My Library Account to request items. Click on Request from I-Share.


The I-Share request form will appear with the citation information filled in. You may select your Preferred Pick-Up Institution (NIU is the default, but do you want to pick up your items at another institution?).  Then select your Preferred Local Pickup Location. The NIU options are:

  • Founders Memorial Library: Circulation Desk, during service hours.
  • Library Lockers: Lower-level vestibule, during building hours.
  • Music Library: During service hours
  • Branch LRCs (Rockford or Naperville campuses): Click here for additional info and hours.

Please pay attention to your institution and location selections before you click send.


Double-check the Pickup institution and the Pickup Location. Then, scroll to the bottom of the form and click on Send Request


To view the status of or cancel your request, log into My Library Account and click on Requests. You will receive an email when the requested item is available for pick-up.