Research Tools


What is I-Share?

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I-Share is a universal borrowing system for the state of Illinois. It is a free service offered to South Suburban College students, faculty and staff through our online catalog system. SSC users can obtain print materials from other I-Share libraries by placing a request via our online catalog or by visiting an I-Share library. The lending library determines the length of the check-out period and what items are allowed for loan. Materials held in any library’s reference collection or other special collections are usually not loaned. I-Share provides the opportunity to borrow an item.

When should I use I-Share?

Use I-Share when South Suburban College Library does not own, or has already loaned, a book or a media item you require.

How do I request an item using I-Share?

I-Share items can be requested through the Library’s online catalog. Most items will arrive in 2-4 business days.

What if I lose an I-Share item?

I-Share privileges will be suspended until the item is replaced or lost item fees are paid to the lending library. Lost I-Share items will also suspend South Suburban College borrowing privileges.


To access the library’s databases, please use your college authentication, which is a combination of the username and password that was provided to you by the Registration Office.


EBSCO Mobile App
EBSCO Mobile App – The EBSCO Mobile app provides library users with an easy way to access their library’s EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service resources. It is available for Apple and Android. Your device must be running:

• Apple Devices: iOS 11+
• Android Devices: Android 5+

Use your SSC Username and Password to login in after downloading the app.

Click here for more information & a Quick Start Guide