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Transfer Students: Library Guide

New to Pace? Explore the library using this guide.

Connect NY

ConnectNY logoWhat is ConnectNY? 

ConnectNY is a consortium of 18 academic libraries in New York State. You can easily borrow books from any ConnectNY library. All you need is a Pace Library barcode.

​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 name and your Pace Libraries barcode number and choose a pickup location.
  1. An email will notify you when your book has arrived at your home library.

What can I borrow through ConnectNY?

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

How do I renew?

You can renew ConnectNY books through your account on the library web site 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.

Interlibrary Loan & ILLIAD

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is a system that libraries use to manage borrowing and lending among libraries. Through ILLiad, the Pace Community has the ability to borrow items from libraries all over the world. 

How do I log in to ILLiad?

Go to the ILLiad login page. You can find it under the Quick Links on the library home page.

How do I sign up for an ILLiad Account?

You can sign up here, or go through the Quick Links on the library home page. All you need is your Pace username and password to set up your account.

What can I borrow through interlibrary loan?

The Pace Interlibrary Loan service is intended to serve Pace-related research, scholarship and course work. You may place requests for books, DVDs, journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, theses, or other items if they are not available in the Pace catalog, or if they are checked out or missing.

What CAN’T I borrow through interlibrary loan?

  • E-books: Most libraries do not loan e-books via ILL.
  • Textbooks: We are happy to place requests for current textbooks, but please be aware that these requests are rarely successful. Pace does not lend out its current textbooks to other institutions, because they are in high demand among our own students. Most other institutions follow the same practice.
  • Reserve items: We do not generally place requests for items that are on reserve in the Pace libraries, but we will make exceptions to this rule on a case-by-case basis.

Dissertations and theses

We will make every effort to borrow a dissertation or thesis for you, but often these items are not available for loan. See below for purchase options.

How do I renew?

You cannot renew items you received via ILLiad directly. You must contact the ILL department at your home library.

Where do I pick up my items?

You will be notified by email when your book or any other physical item is available for pickup. Items may be picked up at your campus library's circulation desk.

Where are my articles?

You will receive an email when your articles are available. In most cases they will be delivered to your ILLiad account; log in to retrieve them. On the left side menu, click on Electronically Received Articles. Download articles to your own computer or USB drive. The articles will expire and disappear from your ILLiad account in 30 days.

How long do I get to keep things I borrow?

Items borrowed via ILLiad have loan periods and renewals defined by the lending institution. You will be notified of the due date at the time of checkout. Any physical item can be recalled by the lending library for one of their patrons. Articles are delivered electronically and are yours to keep, but remember that they will be automatically deleted from your ILLiad account after 30 days, so download them to your personal computer if you want to keep them.

How long does all of this take?

The timing varies depending on what you are requesting and from where it is being sent. Newer articles are usually delivered within 24-48 hours during the work week. Older articles sometimes take a few days because they must first be scanned before being delivered electronically. Books borrowed through ILLiad can take anywhere from 7 days - 2 weeks depending on the distance and shipping method.

Additional Resources: NYC Libraries

For more information, check out our guide.