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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

How to Find Resources (by type)

What is I-Share?

SAIC is a member of a group called I-Share, which includes 90+ other libraries throughout the state of Illinois. I-Share Libraries have all agreed to share materials with one another, giving students, faculty, and staff, access to a multitude of materials. This tool is especially useful when Flaxman items are checked out, or if they fall outside of the scope of Art + Design.

How to Use I-Share

  1. Go to the Library homepage at www.saic.edu/library
  2. Type your keywords in the search box and click Go
  3. Remember to sign in using your ARTIC username and password

Scenario 1: You find a Flaxman Library book marked "Not Available"

  1. ‚ÄčClick on the book's title to go to the item record
  2. Under the Get It section (once you're logged in) click Request from I-Share
  3. A form will autofill with the book's information, scroll down and click SEND REQUEST
  4. You can see your requests by clicking on your name in the upper right corner and choosing My Requests
  5. You will receive an email once the item has been delivered to the library

Scenario 2: You can't find a book in the Flaxman Library catalog

  1. Go the library homepage at www.saic.edu/library and click I-Share Catalog under the search box
    OR if you're already in the library search, change the dropdown by the search box to All I-Share Libraries and click the magnifying glass
  2. Search for the book you are interested in requesting
  3. If you find it, click on the book's title to go to the item record
    If you don't find it, follow the instructions on the Unavailable Resources (Interlibrary Loan) page
  4. Under the Get It section (once you're logged in) click Request from I-Share
  5. A form will autofill with the book's information, scroll down and click SEND REQUEST
  6. You can see your requests by clicking on your name in the upper right corner and choosing My Requests
  7. You will receive an email once the item has been delivered to the library

A Note for Getting Library Books - Spring 2021

This semester you can request circulating Flaxman & I-Share books for pickup. Full details for the pickup process are available on this page. Alternatively, you can schedule a library visit to browse, pull items, or use non-circulating materials.
Flaxman Library Materials - May take up to 3 days from request to pickup. Instructions are available here.
I-Share Books - May take up to 8 days from request to pickup. Instructions are available here.

Where to Find Books

For a full list of options to find books both through the library and beyond, check out our Where to Find Books page.