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Medical Library / Information & Communication Sciences

Borrowing and Renewing

Phone: 217.545.2122



  • SIU faculty, staff, students, and residents may borrow library materials.
  • 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.

Loan Periods for Library Materials:

4 weeks
4 weeks
Library use only
Reference Books
Library use only
Reserve materials
2 hours to 3 days


  • 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 items:

Items checked out from SIU Medical Library:
Access your Library VU Find account to renew items.
If you are unable to renew an item online, call the Circulation Desk at 217.545.2122 or stop by in person.
Items checked out from another library through I-Share:
Access your VU Find account to renew items.
See our guide on Borrowing and Renewing for more information.
Items from another library obtained through Interlibrary Loan (not through I-Share):
Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department:



SIU Medical Library | 801 N Rutledge St.,Springfield, IL 62702 | (217)-545-2658