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Find and Request An Item

A comprehensive guide for the 3 quick and easy ways to find and request an item.

Step 2: Connect NY

STEP 2: ConnectNY

Search the ConnectNY catalog or click the logo Search CONNECT NY Union Catalog to see if the item is available.

If available, click "Request This Item" and follow the prompts.

If you still have not found what you are looking for, please proceed to STEP 3: Interlibrary Borrowing.

What is Connect NY?

ConnectNY is a consortium of independent academic institutions in New York State. The mission of ConnectNY is to share collections, leverage resources, and enhance services through cooperative initiatives and coordinated activities.

For more information please check the ConnectNY website.

Connect NY

If you can't find the item you want in Adelphi's collection, try searching in the ConnectNY search box below:

ConnectNY Circulation Policies

Loan Policies for Patrons

  • Circulating items are loaned for 42 days.
  • A 42-day loan renewal will be granted if other patrons have not placed a hold on the item or it has not been recalled by the lending library.
  • All loans are subject to recall by the lending institution at any time and must be returned immediately. Fines will be imposed for recalled items not returned promptly.
  • Borrowers may check out items while visiting any ConnectNY library and may return items at any ConnectNY library.
  • Borrowers will be billed for replacement cost of overdue items 30 days after loan expiration.
  • The replacement cost amount will be rescinded for return of overdue items.


As per ConnectNY official website.


Where Can I Pick Up My Items

Items requested through ConnectNY can be picked up at the Access Services desk of either Swirbul Library or the Manhattan Center.

When placing your request, you have the option to choose either location.


To request a renewal for a ConnectNY item, you must log into your "My Library Account," and select the item you wish to renew.

Click the button that says "renew" and you will automatically be given an addition 42 days.

You are allowed one renewal.

Renewal decisions and recalls are subject to the lending libraries discretion.