The Cougar Card, issued by ID Card Services, functions as a library card for students, faculty, and staff. It does not display the library borrower ID. It is used to renew materials in the Library Catalog and to place and track interlibrary loan requests through I-Share, which provides information about the collections of 90 academic and research libraries in Illinois.

The library borrower ID is in the following format:

24211 followed by your nine-character "H number"
Example: 24211H88888888

Contact Access Services, 708-209-3057, toll free 866-733-8287 if your Cougar Card does not work as the borrower ID.