Published 10/20/2021 6:11 PM CT,  Last Updated 12:18 PM CT

New Cataloging Maintenance Center Staff Collage -- Welcome!

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) has added five new catalogers to its team of experts. Read More...


Published 11/11/2021 10:34 AM

Screenshot of the Illinois Broadband Lab website

You may have noticed in a recent Illinois e-News announcement that Governor Pritzker announced a new interactive broadband mapping and speed test tool. The information on Illinois Broadband Lab website includes data from many sources, including data submitted by IHLS for the public libraries in Illinois. The map has a lot of interesting options that you can turn on and off to see what’s available around your community. ...


SHARE Mobile LibraryThe SHARE consortium now has an app, the  SHARE Mobile Library app, and it's available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Learn more about the app, view training videos, and access marketing materials for patrons on the SHARE website.

Access the SHARE Mobile Library App Page


Illinois Library Laws & Rules book coverphoto of Serving Our Public 4.0

Illinois Library Law & Rules and Serving Our Public 4.0: Standards for Illinois Public Libraries are both currently available for sale at discounted pricing through IHLS. 

Published 10/20/2021 11:11 AM CT

A collection of non-English language books cataloged by the Cataloging Maintenance Center, including books in Arabic, Korean, Japanese, and more.Do You Have a Foreign Language Special Collection? The Cataloging Maintenance Center Catalogs Foreign Language Materials for Free—from Arabic to Zulu

Published 10/1/2021  10:22 AM CT

Friday Library Link RoundupWe've crawled the web for the most useful library links, curated for the librarians of Illinois. In this Library Link Roundup we look at issues in human resources, collections, and religious and racial Inclusion.

Published 9/21/2021 5:00 PM CT

 Internet Explorer is being retired, and this will affect your access to Polaris as early as Oct. 5. Here's what you need to do.IE is retiring and Windows 11 is launching. Will your library still have access to Polaris after these changes? SHARE staff shares what you need to do to keep access for your library. Read More

COVID-19 Updates and Resources for the Libraries and Central and Southern Illinois (text on image of coronaviruses, blue cast to image)

Vaccination resources have been added to the COVID-19 Updates & Resources page. The pages have also been condensed into a single resource guide page.

Published 9/2/2021 3:25 PM CT

warning symbol, image of a raining storm cloud, and an illustration of a man coping with a painful back injuryIHLS Delivery is dedicated to serving our library members in a safe and effective manner. Recently, IHLS Delivery drivers and sorters have reported several instances of libraries overfilling tubs in weight or volume. This can lead to two main problems for libraries and for IHLS--both of which your library can help avoid.

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