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Borrow and Renew

Contact Circulation:
Phone: 217.545.2122


  • 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.


Library User Registration Form

Loan Periods for Library Materials
Type of Material Loan Period
Books 4 weeks
Media 4 weeks
Journals 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 books a personal VuFind account must be created. See VuFind Account Creation.

To renew items:

Items checked out from SIU Medical Library:

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

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department: