About SHARE

What Is SHARE?

SHARE (Share Holdings And Resources Easily) is a cooperative project to facilitate staff-initiated interlibrary loans among participating Illinois library automation consortia. SHARE was at one time known as the LANDL (Live And Learn) Project.

Participating consortia provide access to their online catalogs:

  • CCS
  • LINC
  • MAGIC
  • NIC
  • Pinnacle Library Cooperative
  • PrairieCat
  • RSA
  • SWAN

What does SHARE Offer?

  • All libraries that belong to a participating SHARE consortium can place holds and interlibrary loan requests at no charge in the automation systems of all other SHARE consortia.
  • You still maintain control of your holdings. Each owning library may restrict holds on specific materials as necessary by configuring its automation system parameters.
  • It's convenient. Each library in a participating consortium shall be assigned one barcode that is used by all SHARE consortia.
  • The SHARE Website (http://www.shareillinois.info) provides members access to valuable resources such as:
    • Links to members' online catalogs
    • Training material on how to access each member's catalog
    • Contact information
    • Links to useful sites and documents such as: the Resource Sharing Directory in the Library Learning (L2) site, the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code, and the ILDS Delivery Label.
  • With a click of the mouse, you’ll have the resources of over 500 libraries available at your fingertips, and a collection spanning well over 1,000,000 items.
  • SHARE is a powerful borrowing instrument that helps your library better serve your patrons.

Where Can I Find Out More?

For more details about SHARE and the benefits of membership, contact Anne Slaughter at the Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Phone: 630.734.5127
Fax: 630.734.5050
Email: anne.slaughter@railslibraries.info

The SHARE website is hosted by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System. For more information about the site, or to request a link, contact Anne Slaughter.

Phone: 630.734.5127
Email: anne.slaughter@railslibraries.info