ConnectNY is a consortium of independent academic institutions in New York State. Their mission is to share collections, leverage resources, and enhance services through cooperative initiatives and coordinated activities.
ConnectNY is a great option for finding resources that may be useful to your research needs. The service allows you to find and borrow books and e-books from more than eighteen private colleges and universities from New York State. With access to over 10 million shared resources on a variety of subjects, you should ask "Why not use ConnectNY?"
Searching for books
Go to the ConnectNY catalog and enter your search terms. You will see a list of results. You can refine your result list by clicking on a limiter (located under "Refine by"). Click on a title that interests you for more information about the title.
The ConnectNY system is attached to our Library's Summon. When you enter a title or keyword, the results list will include items in ConnenctNY and in our catalog. Use the filters on the left to narrow results.
In the list, an entry with a call number and "Check Availability" message will direct you to the ConnectNY site where you can request the book.
An entry with a call number and a location (e.g. curric center, book shelves, etc.) or with a due date means that the item is in the Canisius Library.
Ebooks will be identified as such.
Requesting a book
Click on the “Request it” button for items you want to request at the center top of the entry.
Was the request successful?
The next page will state if your request is successful or if there was a problem with the request.
A successful request will state that your books will be delivered to the Canisius Library. The books are delivered in approximately 5 business days. You will receive an email when your books are ready for pick-up.
If the request was not successful you will see an message such as the one in this image. If your request was refused, please call 716-888-8412 for assistance.
If the item is an e-book, you will be prompted to follow these steps: