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.

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

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department For Items from another library obtained through Interlibrary Loan (not through I-Share):
Phone:  217-545-1684