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Research Services: Connect NY

Connect NY in a Nutshell

  • Connect NY is a consortium of libraries within New York State whose members have created a combined catalog of their collections so that faculty, staff, and students at the participating institutions can share items quickly and efficiently.
  • It has more than 10 million titles available.
  • Requested items usually take 2 to 4 business days to arrive

Use Connect NY when...

  • You cannot find a book in the Union College catalog.
  • If Union College owns a book you want, but it is checked out to another reader. The Connect NY consortium will almost certainly have a copy available for loan.

Bonus Tip

  • If you cannot find your item in Connect NY, click the "Search NExpress" button in the menu at the top of the page. It looks like this:
  • If you cannot find the item in NExpress, request it through ILL

If you've never checked out a book at Schaffer Library...

Please visit circulation before requesting a Connect NY book for the first time

The circulation staff needs to add your bar code
before you are able to request items via Connect NY

Once I find an Item I want, what do I do?

  1. Click the "Request Hold" button (see screenshot for location);
  2. Choose your instutitution; and
  3. Fill in your credentials.