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One of the many benefits of SHARE membership is the access it provides to consortial E-Resources. Members are eligible to participate in group purchases to share the cost of a yearly subscription fee or to receive a special discount. Participants in SHARE E-Resource consortia also benefit from free training, technical support, and assistance with promotion and patron instruction.

Currently, 190 SHARE libraries belong to the Cloud Library shared collection which provides access to over 35,000 eBooks and was originally funded by the eRead Illinois grant provided by the Illinois State Library. Over 35 members participate in our shared Zinio consortium with access to over 75 eMagazines. SHARE Staff are dedicated to expanding these offerings for all library types within SHARE and IHLS. To learn more, click on the links below or contact Lesley Zavediuk, SHARE Circulation & Resource Sharing Specialist.