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Borrow and Renew



  • SIU faculty, staff, students, and residents may borrow library materials. Items must be picked up by the account holder.
  • Current identification or appointment cards must be presented at the Circulation Desk.
  • Registered users have borrowing and renewing privileges in the Medical Library Catalog as well as the statewide I-Share catalog.
  • Online borrowing is not available from the Medical Library catalog but renewing of materials is allowed.


  • Renewals are permitted, if no other user has requested the materials.
  • A recall may be placed on circulating materials at a user's request. Materials may be recalled to the Library at any time, usually after the first four-week loan period.
  • To renew books a personal VuFind account must be created. See VuFind Account Creation.

To renew items:


Loan Periods for Library Materials

Type of Material Loan Period
Books 4 weeks
Media 3 Days
Journals Library use only
Reference Books Library use only
Reserve Materials 1 week



Contact Circulation:
Phone: 217.545.2122

For Items from another library obtained through Interlibrary Loan (not through I-Share):

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department: