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"Bad libraries build collections,
good libraries build services,
great libraries build communities."
- R. David Lankes

We are aware of the issues regarding the extra login prompt from Windows. We are working with Lazerware to find a solution. If you are having this issue, please create a ticket.

Please click on Read More for a temporary fix.

Polaris Alert for Windows 11 Computers: It is now safe to install Windows 11, version 22H2. If you do so, make sure that your computer has all Windows updates installed as of February 2023.

The Air Force recently required all base libraries to transition to a new integrated library system (ILS), which was a really difficult decision, since they rely heavily on their SHARE membership for interlibrary loan. Library Director Emily Enderle asked if there was any way that Scott AFB could retain SHARE membership so that their patrons would not lose access to the amazing resources within SHARE.


McNaughton Book Leasing for SHARE (by Brodart)SHARE Vendor Demo

Short on time and shelf space? McNaughton Book Leasing for SHARE may be your solution to keeping up new titles and the processing work that comes with it!

With this monthly book lease subscription, McNaughton will send five or ten pre-cataloged and pre-processed bestsellers to your library each month, reducing your holds, saving you staff time, and maximizing your shelf space.  

This is the second year of this first-of-its-kind book leasing program for consortia. The program and its pricing are exclusive to SHARE.

Take a look at what's happening in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

cloudLibrary has rolled out a new feature on the cloudLibrary app called Kids Mode! Kids Mode features a new interface specifically geared toward children to enhance their digital library experience, and it helps make browsing easier for our youngest readers. Some of the highlights of this new feature include brighter and more attractive colors, bigger buttons, and kid-friendly browsing and searching.


Please read the proposed policy regarding Polaris permissions and submit comment. 

Spring is an excellent time to refresh and clean up our bibliographic and item records. Below are reminders and updates to help us maintain our “SHARE”d catalog.

SHARE member invoices will be sent via email in July from finance@illinoisheartland.org. Please contact Cassandra Thompson if you need to update your email address or add a contact for billing.