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Ishare — includes the resources of 76 Illinois academic libraries belonging to CARLI, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

MLS — Metropolitan Library System – Swan  Catalog — 80 libraries in the western and southern suburbs of Chicago.

RAILS — The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is one of two multitype regional library systems in the state. The membership of RAILS includes more than 1500 public, private, university, and school library members, representing more than 3700 library facilities in a 27,000 square mile area. RAILS was formed in 2011, through the merger of the Alliance, DuPage, Metropolitan, North Suburban, and Prairie Area library systems.


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