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ConnectNY & InterLibrary Loan: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Request books, DVDs, articles, dissertations, graphic novels, and children's books from other libraries!

About ConnectNY

What is ConnectNY?

ConnectNY is a consortium of private academic libraries across New York State that are committed to sharing print (books and DVDs) collections and some electronic books.  Marist community members can request items from these libraries.

What libraries are members of ConnectNY, and allow you to visit in person and check out materials with your Marist id?

Adelphi University

Bard College

Canisius College

Le Moyne College

Medaille College

Pace University

Pratt Institute



St. Lawrence University

Siena College

United States Military Academy

Vassar College

General Questions

Who can use ConnectNY and ILL?

These services are open to all current Marist faculty, staff and enrolled students.

When do I use ConnectNY and when do I use ILL?

  • If you are looking for a book or DVD Marist doesn’t own, use ConnectNY
  • Use ILL if you are requesting an article, or if you cannot locate the book or DVD in the ConnectNY catalog.

What credentials do I use to log into my ConnectNY account

Use your name (last name, first name) and CWID


I plan to be in Rochester over spring break.  Can I access a ConnectNY library?

Yes, as a member of a ConnectNY community, you have physical access to all other ConnectNY libraries.  If in Rochester, you would have access to RIT’s library.

How long does it take to get book/DVD?

Books and DVDs requested through ConnectNY typically take 5 business days.  Books requested through ILL take 7-10 business days.

How long does it take to get a journal article/book chapter?

Journal articles and book chapters take between 2-3 business days.

How do I know when my request has arrived?

You will receive an email when your request has arrived.

About Worldshare Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

ILL enables access to materials from libraries around the country including journal articles, book chapters, and books not available through ConnectNY.