We are pleased to announce that Connect NY has resumed operations and that member libraries are again able to fulfill your book requests. Connect NY is a consortium of New York State libraries that lend books to each other. If you search in the Le Moyne library catalog and can’t find a book you need, you can easily extend your search in the Connect NY shared catalog to see if one of the member libraries owns a copy. You can then place an order for the book yourself and you will receive immediate confirmation that your request was made. You can track the progress of your request through your Library Account. When we receive your book, we will send you an email notice and you can pick it up at the Library Services Desk. Books can be borrowed for 42 days with one renewal allowed.
Two cautions, however. Not all of the Connect NY libraries have restarted their service. Adelphi, Canisius, Pace, Pratt and RPI all have books listed in the Connect NY catalog but are not yet able to fill your request. If you get a message that reads, “Sorry, you are not allowed to request this item over Connect NY,” that’s what it means. Secondly, not all libraries have completely reopened their Interlibrary Loan offices and are processing requests or mailing out books only a few days a week. That means that turn-around time for some of your book requests may extend to over a week. Please plan accordingly and give yourself sufficient lead time before your assignment due dates to place your requests.