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May 15, 2023

The 2022 Illume Action & Achievements Annual report is now available from:

Highlights of the report include:

  • ILL numbers reach almost 80,000, which is nearing pre-pandemic levels!

December 1, 2022

This page includes ongoing Known Issues/Bugs and Enhancement Requests for the SHAREit Version 6 (V6) software. If you are still encountering problems for one of the issues marked as Fixed Issues/Bugs below - please let us know!

March 15, 2021

We are pleased to announce that along with the BC ELN Illume Benefits and Responsibilities, the Best Practices for SHAREit Academic Libraries* are now available on the Illume website:

August 20, 2020

With the recent announcement of BC's Restart Plan and the Libraries Branch announcement of the Provincial Resource Sharing Programs, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and BC OneCard, re-opening on August 18, 2020, some librarie

July 16, 2020

With many libraries exploring new ways to deliver contact-less library services during Covid-19... Your library may be interested in implementing or optimising Patron-initiated Interlibrary Loan (PI-ILLs) requesting in Illume (SHAREit V6).

April 9, 2020

The 2019 Illume (formerly OutLook OnLine) Action & Achievements Annual report is now available from:

This year's report includes:

March 16, 2020

For libraries or institutions impacted by COVID-19, we'd like to remind you of several options for managing your Interlibrary Loan requests & temporary closures within Illume.

February 13, 2020

Auto-Graphics has provided us with updated Open URL structure to pass search strings directly into Illume (SHAREit V6)!

December 2, 2019

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to consider updating your Illume Holiday List with your winter closure dates and/or suspending Patron-Initiated requesting during staff vacations!

Check-out the following Guides for Setting Holidays and Temporary Closures below:

November 21, 2019

Auto-Graphics has added the new "Borrowing Policy" feature requested by BCUC members! This highly anticipated new feature allows libraries to hide the "Request this Item" button based on the material format (eg. DVD).

Does your library only allow patrons to request Books? Now you can hide the request button on all other material types to save ILL Staff time cancelling patron-created requests for formats your library ILL Policy does not allow.