Collection Guidelines

eRead Illinois will increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. It includes an e-book collection and Boundless software platform from Baker & Taylor for RAILS members and IHLS non-SHARE members. IHLS SHARE members will use the Cloud Library. These collection development guidelines strive to uphold the ideals of the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read while also providing a collection appropriate to a multitype consortium including public, academic, school, and special libraries.

For a copy of the current title list for the Cloud Library collection, please contact SHARE catalog staff at IHLS.

For a copy of the current title list for the Boundless collection, or if you have questions or comments about the collection development policy, please contact the eRead Illinois Axis 360 team at

Acquisition Suggestion Form

The suggestion form is available only to employees of participating libraries.