Can I do all my research at home or from a computer off-campus?
Yes! However, many resources are licensed for NEIU users only, so you'll need to login using your NEIU NetID and Password when accessing them off-campus. The Library's online resources are available 24 hours a day.
What is interlibrary loan?
While researching, you may find materials you need that we don't own. Interlibrary loan is a free service the library offers to get you those materials. If we don't own it, we'll get it for you.
How does interlibrary loan work?
There are two ways of getting something we don't own through interlibrary loan.
- Request a book we don't own that you find in I-Share. I-Share searches over 86 libraries in Illinois. To request a book from I-Share, create a Library Catalog account using the 14 digit number on your NEIU ID card. You will receive an email when your books arrive. Books can be delivered to the library of your choice (NEIU Main Library, El Centro, CCICS, or University Center in Grayslake) and will arrive in approximately 3-9 calendar days.
- Use ILLiad Interlibrary Loan to request an online version of a journal or magazine article that we don't own or a book that is not available in I-Share. Before requesting, create an ILLiad account using your NetID and password. Online versions of requested articles are delivered to your online ILLiad account, and books are delivered to the library you designate. Articles typically take 1-3 days to arrive, and books can take anywhere from 5 days to several weeks depending on the book's location.
What is the Findit@NEIU button?
Click the link above to learn more about this button .