Interlibrary Loan

We provide two types of interlibrary loan service to Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students. You can request items from other libraries to be delivered to you here at Wheaton, via these systems:

  • I-Share—items from 80+ academic libraries in Illinois 
  • ILLiad—items and articles from thousands of libraries worldwide

You can also visit I-Share libraries and borrow in person.

Need help? Have a question? Visit our interlibrary loan FAQ or contact us at 630.752.5843 or

First-Time User

  • I-Share: you will be prompted to set up an I-Share account (learn how)
  • ILLiad: you will be prompted to validate some information; thereafter, enter your Wheaton username and password

Receiving and Renewing Items

  • You will be notified by email when your item is ready for pick-up at the circulation desk
  • Books and other physical items typically arrive in 1 or 2 weeks
  • You will be notified by email when a requested article is ready for viewing in your ILLiad account; electronic deliveries usually occur in 1 to 3 days, and the article will expire after 4 weeks
  • Wheaton or I-Share item: renew using your Wheaton/I-Share account (learn how)
  • ILLiad item: renew using your ILLiad account (learn how)

Loan Periods





28 days, 6 renewals


Students and Staff

28 days, 3 renewals


Cancelled Request

A request is cancelled when

  • The item is available in Buswell
  • You cancel the request in your account
  • You do not pick up the item by its expiration date
  • The item cannot be supplied by any library

Blocked Account

You are blocked from placing requests or renewals in I-Share if you have

  • 25 overdue items
  • 1 recalled item that is also overdue
  • 3 lost items
  • 10 “claims returned” items (you believe the item was returned, but the library does not have it)
  • 10 “self-shelved” items (you return the item to the shelf without putting it through the check-in process)
  • $200 in fees


You are blocked from placing requests or renewals in ILLiad if you have

  • An excessively overdue item
  • A lost item fee

TA Proxy for Faculty

  • Proxy accounts can be created for teaching assistants to enable them to borrow on the faculty member’s behalf
  • Complete the TA Proxy form and deliver it to the circulation desk, or scan and email it to