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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.

COVID-19 Closing FAQs

Resources and Information on COVID-19

Click here for our authoritative guide with resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic and visit this page for information about the libraries' remote learning services offered.

Library Buildings Closing/Opening

All Adelphi University Libraries are currently closed. Patrons should check our web page for possible re-opening announcements, but may also contact Public Safety for the status of campus buildings.

Physical Items, Due Dates, Overdue Fines, and Returns

For any books and media you have checked out, the Libraries is extending due dates and waiving any fines and fees.  We will accept items when the Libraries re-open.

Research Assistance

Faculty librarians are available for research assistance, consultations, and help in acquiring resources for courses.  A list of subject librarians is available at

Interlibrary Borrowing and ConnectNY

The Libraries will continue to borrow items electronically through Interlibrary Borrowing.  For any physical books, please consult with your subject librarian to see if we can acquire an ebook. 

Click for more... ConnectNY borrowing and lending has been suspended system-wide, but we will continue to make every effort to connect faculty and students with the resources they need.

Ebook and Eresource Requests

If you are interested in ebooks and eresources, please contact your subject librarian directly.

Streaming Media

Information about streaming media, and requests to purchase new titles, including those in Kanopy, is available at


Looking for a BOOK, a DVD, an ARTICLE, or a JOURNAL?

The library offers a variety of services to help you find books, articles, journals, and other items you may need. You can also find your article when all you have is the citation or part of it (article title, author, and/or journal name). Citation Lookup searches all of Adelphi University Libraries’ vast collection of online journals for access to full text. Below are 3 quick and easy ways to request an item:

If you are looking to find or request a BOOK or DVD, please start with STEP 1.

If you are looking to find or request an ARTICLE, please start with STEP 3.

If you are looking to find a specific JOURNAL, please use the Journal Titles tab on the library homepage.

STEP 1: Adelphi Collection

Search our library catalog (Alicat and/or OneSearch). 

Materials in Garden City, Manhattan or Hauppauge are requestable via My Library Account

Please note: Items in Hudson Valley Center are not requestable.


If your search of our collection came back unsuccessful, please proceed to STEP 2ConnectNY.

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.

STEP 3: Interlibrary Borrowing


Please fill out the Interlibrary Borrowing form and we will request the item from another library.

Please note: You will need to provide the citation information of the material you are looking for (ex. Title, Author, Year, ISSN/ISBN #, Pages etc.)

You will be notified via email when your request is available. Articles will be emailed in PDF format.

All requests are subject to availability.