How do I borrow books from other Illinois libraries?

To apply for borrowing privileges at another I-Share library:

Your JKM Library card is your borrower's card at all 90 I-Share libraries! A complete list of I-Share libraries is available here.

Fines/fees policies differ among I-Share libraries, and you are expected to abide by the policies of each library. Fines/fees owed to another I-Share library cannot be paid at JKM.


To visit or borrow books from Chicago Theological Union, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary (Styberg Library), Loyola University, or the American Islamic College

  1. Before visiting the library, ensure that your ACTS borrower identification card is currently valid (cards are good through June 30th). If you need a new ACTS card, request one via You may also wish to contact the other library's circulation desk before visiting, as — depending upon staffing — borrowing privileges may not be granted on evenings and weekends.
  2. Upon visiting the library, present your ACTS card and your LSTC or McCormick i.d. to the circulation desk, and fill out an application for borrowing privileges.
  3. Circulation policies differ from library to library, and you are expected to abide by the policies of each library.