About the Library
The library is open to the public; university affiliation is not required.
If you live in central Illinois, you may sign up for an AEMS Borrower's Card. Please come in to sign the AEMS Borrower Agreement, which we ask all borrowers to adhere to.
AEMS is a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), which covers 28,141 square miles and serves a population of 2,248,634. There are 585 member libraries: 41 Academic, 229 Public, 259 School and 56 Special in southern and part of central Illinois. As of July 2008, patrons at any IHLS member library may borrow from the AEMS library through interlibrary loan.
*We regret that our library is not handicapped accessible. Please call if you are unable to visit; we are happy to work out alternative arrangements.
Please come visit the library during our the hours listed above to browse our shelves. You can search for items using the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) SHARE online catalog.
Items in our collection can be borrowed in person at the AEMS Media Library during our library hours. Requests can also be placed online using the SHARE Catalog. When requesting an item, you can choose any IHLS library as your pick-up location (e.g., the Mahomet Public Library, or most school libraries in the central Illinois area). Similarly, if another library has an item that you want, you can choose to pick it up at AEMS.
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
Our items can also be obtained through OCLC's WorldShare service. Through WorldShare, our items can be shipped to nearly any library in Illinois, and possibly outside the state. For more information about borrowing through WorldShare, please contact the AEMS librarian.
Managing Your SHARE Account Online
To log into your account using the SHARE catalog, click on My Account on the top of the SHARE screen, then Log In/Register . Use the barcorde number on your AEMS borrower's card; your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided us (click on “Profile” to change your PIN). Once you are logged in, you may place holds, renew items, see what you have checked out and their due dates, and much more.
Last updated: February 2, 2014