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ConnectNY FAQ

What is ConnectNY?

CNY 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.

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

Colgate University

Hamilton College

Le Moyne College

Medaille College

Pace University

Pratt Institute



St. Lawrence University

Siena College

Skidmore College

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Military Academy

Vassar College

Why should I use ConnectNY?

  • You can search the combined holdings of participating libraries at once
  • The requesting process is simple—no forms to fill out
  • Delivery time is usually shorter than ILL
  • You can keep all materials for 42 days (unless recalled)
  • You can request a single renewal for an additional 42 days

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

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

How do I find the catalog?

There is a link on the library’s home page, or go to

How do I access my CNY account?

There is a link from the library’s home page, or go to

What credentials do I use to log into my CNY account

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

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

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

How do I know when my CNY request has arrived?

You will receive an email from the ILL department.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

Call our ILL department at 845 575-2087 or send us an email at