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Get Books from Libraries Around the World

WorldCat is an online catalog that contains the holdings of more than 8,000 libraries worldwide. You can place requests in WorldCat for materials not owned by IIT or I-Share Libraries.


  • If the item is not available in I-Share, then try this catalog. Note: Textbooks cannot be ordered through WorldCat. View textbook policies.
  • This resource is restricted to IIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni with current alumni accounts.
  • It is best to create your account before placing a request. 

How to Request a Book from WorldCat

  1. When you have found a book in WorldCat, click the "Request this item" link.
  2. You will be prompted to log in to your MyILL account. 
  3. The item information will automatically be filled into the request form. Verify that the information is correct, then click Submit Request.