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Ruby E. Dare Library

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Access Resources Off-Campus

All Library resources are currently available by logging in using your GU username and password. This will be the same username/password that you use for D2L and your GU email account.

If that is not working, please contact the library via phone, email or chat. 

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Call Us: 618-664-2599

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To Renew a Book

  • Go to the Greenville University Library Catalog and click "Sign In" near the top right side of the screen.
  • Enter your GU (D2l) username and password, and then click "Sign In."
  • Click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right corner of the screen. You'll see an option that says "My Loans." Click on "My Loans."
  • To see you books you will need to select the name of the Library that you have borrowed the book from. Click on the libraries with check marks.
  • Next to the title of the item you would like to renew, click "Renew."
  • Once the screen refreshes, you should see both a message about the renewal and the new due date (if one is given).
  • If the message "Renewal Request failed!" appears in the "Renew?" column, it may mean that you have reached your limit of three renewals or the item has been recalled by the lending library. If this is the case, you will need to return the item to the GU Circulation Desk by the due date to avoid having your library account blocked. Feel free to contact the GU Library Circulation Desk or Reference Desk if you have questions.

Note: You should renew items by the date they are due. Once they are overdue, you will need to contact the loaning library directly. If you do not return overdue items, you library account may be blocked.



If the book you need isn't available in the Greenville University Library (it's either checked out, lost, or we don't own it), the next step is to check the I-Share Catalog, a shared catalog for 90 academic libraries throughout Illinois.

  1. In order to request a book from another I-Share Library, first login by clicking on "Sign In" in the upper right corner of the screen to your account in the I-Share Catalog.  Choose GU Users. You'll use your GU (D2L) username and password to login.
  2. Once you have logged in, locate an item that you want to request.
  3. When the full record of the item you want is displayed, look for the "How to get it" section, if it says "I-Share" you can request the item. 
  4. Click on the arrow to the right and the request form will open. It will default to Preferred Pickup Location of Ruby E. Dare Library, but you can change that if another library is closer to you. All that is left is to click on "Send Request" and then you will see a screen that says your request was submitted.

Once you check out an item from another I-Share Library, it is your responsibility to renew it before it becomes overdue.   You can renew I-Share materials in your account in the I-Share Catalog or the Greenville University Library Catalog.  

Note: You should renew items before they are due. Once they are overdue, you must contact the loaning library to request a renewal. Overdue items can result your library account being blocked.

The Purdue Owl Writing Lab provides a great source for finding out how to cite your sources online. Be sure to start by looking for the "Cite" option in the library databases and library catalog as a way to copy the citation, and then check it against the Purdue Owl to make sure the database citation is correct.

1) Locate a source and copy the citation where you find it (this is from GU's OneSearch)

Example of a citation using MLA format

2) Find the type of resource you are citing in the appropriate format on the Purdue Owl Website. The article above is a Scholarly Journal using the MLA format.

Picture showing how to cite a Scholarly Journal from the Purdue Owl MLA Writing Lab website.

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