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Interlibrary Loan & ConnectNY

Basics and FAQs about interlibrary loan

Frequently Asked Questions

ConnectNY logoWhat is ConnectNY? 

ConnectNY is a consortium of academic libraries in New York State. You can easily borrow books from any ConnectNY library. 

​How do I request a book from ConnectNY?

  1. First search for the book in our catalog. If we don't have it, or if it’s checked out or missing, click on the ConnectNY logo and be taken immediately into the ConnectNY catalog.
  1. When you find the book you need, you can request it by clicking “Request this item”
  1. Select your institution, then enter your Pace Portal information and choose a pickup location.
  1. An email will notify you when your book has arrived at your home library.


Do I need a separate account?

You do not need a separate account. All you need is your current Pace Portal information. 


What can I borrow through ConnectNY?

At present, ConnectNY is specifically for lending and borrowing books and e-books. DVDs, streaming videos, and articles are not available through the ConnectNY service.


How much does ConnectNY cost?

There is no charge to use ConnectNY. Any current student, faculty, or staff member can use it. However, if an item you borrow is lost or damaged while in your possession, you are responsible for any charges assessed by the lending library. We define “in your possession” as the time from when you are notified that the item is available for pickup until the time our staff marks it as returned by you.


How do I renew?

You can renew ConnectNY books through your account on the library website or by contacting the circulation department at your home library.


Where do I pick up my book?

You will be notified by email when your book is available for pickup. You may pick it up at your campus library's circulation desk.


How long does all this take?

Books from ConnectNY usually arrive within 5-7 business days.


Search the ConnectNY Catalog

If you search the Pace Catalog but don't find the book you need, click the ConnectNY logo to search the ConnectNY catalog.

Search the holdings of the ConnectNY Libraries:

Access the full Library Catalog here: