Your UIC Student/Staff Picture Identification Card is your library card. Present your card with the items you wish to borrow at the Circulation Desk or at our Self-Check Units.
This card is not transferrable. The person named on the card is responsible for all library transactions made with the card.


You can renew library materials at the Circulation Desk or online by visiting our online library catalogue and login to "My Account":

Reasons which may block your renewal request:

  • You have reached your renewal limit (1 renewal is allowed)
  • You have an overdue book
  • Item has been requested by another patron
  • You owe a library fine

Contact Circulation Services at (0756) 362-0317 if you still have problems.


All loans must be returned on or before the date and/or time due. Materials found in the stacks that are not sensitized and returned through the library system are considered returned on the date found.


Using their respective book request quota, users can place holds on items that have been checked out by other users. A pick-up notice will be sent to the requesting patron by email once the requested book is available, LRC will keep the book at the Circulation Desk for three days.