Borrowing, Renewing, and Interlibrary Loan


Wheaton College Faculty and Retired Faculty

  • Must show valid Wheaton College ID
  • Item limit is 150 total items
  • Need help? Have a question? Contact us at 630.752.5354 or

Loan Periods

Item TypeLoan Period
(no overdue fees are charged)




Government Document


Music Score

Sheet Music

Spoken-Word CD

3 months, 3 renewals




2 weeks, 1 renewal

Permanent Reserves:



Spoken-Word CD

28 days, 1 renewal


LP Record


Music Cassette

Reference Book

Special Collections item


in-library use only

I-Share Item


28 days, 6 renewals

ILLiad Item


Flat-Screen Connector

2 hours,

in-library use only


Cable Lock

2 to 8 hours,

in-library use only


1 week, 0 renewals


2 hours to 1 week,

1 renewal

Laptop Computer

2 hours, 1 renewal

in-library use only

Book Delivery

When you place a request you can specify whether you would like an item to be held for you at the circulation desk or be mailed directly to you via CPO. You can set a default delivery method or choose your preference with each request.

Please see this short demonstration to learn how to use this service:


To renew (extend) a loan period, first determine whether the item belongs to Wheaton or was supplied via I-Share or ILLiad (find out how). Then select one of the following:

If your online renewal limit is reached:

  • Wheaton College item: contact us at or 630.752.5610 or 630.752.5620
  • I-Share item: usually limited to 6 renewals, but call the owning library to see if an exception is possible (I-Share directory)
  • ILLiad item: renewal extensions are not possible; please return item by due date 

Overdue Items

  • Your prompt response to notices will avoid overdue items
  • View due dates for Wheaton/I-Share items in your Wheaton/I-Share account
  • View due dates for ILLiad items in your ILLiad account
  • Wheaton/I-Share and ILLiad accounts may be blocked for excessively overdue items (details)

Lost / Damaged / Unreturned Items

  • Wheaton College items
    • Do not pay the lost item replacement fee
    • Contact a circulation supervisor at 630.752.5610 or 630.752.5620 to extend your loan or to confirm the item is lost
    • We will renew the item or clear it from your account and waive the fees​


  • I-Share items
    • If you have the item, please return it; libraries typically waive the replacement fee and charge only the processing fee
    • You are responsible to pay fee directly to the owning library
    • For payment options, contact the owning library (I-Share directory)


  • ILLiad items
    • If you receive a bill for an item you have, please return it
    • If you have lost the item, please contact us at 630.752.5843 or


  • Wheaton/I-Share and ILLiad accounts may be blocked for excessively lost items or fees owed (details)


Visit Nearby Libraries in Person

I-Share institutions

  • Present your Wheaton College ID upon entry and to borrow


Loyola University of Chicago

  • Present your Wheaton College ID upon entry, Monday–Friday, 8–5


Moody Bible Institute

  • Present your Wheaton College ID upon entry and to borrow


Northwestern University

  • Present your Wheaton College ID upon entry
  • No on-site borrowing is permitted; please place an interlibrary loan request


University of Chicago

  • Regenstein Library: Present your Wheaton College ID upon entry (adjunct faculty excluded)
  • Crerar Library: Present your Wheaton College ID upon entry (all faculty), Monday–Friday, 8–5