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Indiana Share

The Indiana SHARE (IN-SHARE) program is a fully subsidized program of the Indiana State Library which allows libraries which normally would not be able to take advantage of interlibrary loan to request materials from other Indiana Libraries.  Indiana State law (IC 4-23-7.1-5) requires the State Library to “encourage and facilitate the interlibrary exchange of services, information, and materials.” 

Library staff at the IN-SHARE participating libraries submits the requests to the Indiana State Library using OCLC First Search and the ILLiad software.  State Library staff then places the request on the behalf of the requesting libraries. Lending libraries that agree to provide these materials then ship the items to the requesting libraries via INfo Express or library rate postage, at the requesting library's expense.  The requesting library is responsible for the safe and timely return of all borrowed materials, as well for any loss or damage.

This program is currently under review by the Resource Sharing Committee, and will probably be changing in to coming months.

http://www.in.gov/library/ishare.htm


Click here to view a tutorial on using ILLiad and Indiana SHARE.

Links for Current Indiana SHARE users:

You may also contact the Indiana Share staff:

Phone: (317) 234 8153
Toll Free Number: (877) 835-0014
E-mail share@library.in.gov
Fax (317) 232-0002

Book Clubs & One City/One Book Requests

If your library is looking for multiple copies of a title, for a book club or One City/One Book title, please check the Novel Conversations, Indiana Humanities' statewide lending library open to any Indiana library or civic book club. They lend more than 450 titles, primarily fiction and biography, to reading and discussion groups at libraries, senior centers, schools, and other organizations, free of charge. Novel Conversations titles are deliverable via INfoExpress. Visit http://www.indianahumanities.org/programs/novel-conversations/ to take advantage of this great service.

Lending libraries that accept the requests ship the materials to requesting libraries via INfo Express or library rate postage.

To learn more about the program including how to register and submit requests please contact Indiana SHARE at:

Phone: (317) 234 8153
Toll Free Number: (877) 835-0014
E-mail share@library.in.gov
Fax (317) 232-0002
    LDO SS 10/16/2013

LDO  SD 7-7-2014