Patron Information

The CNY Union catalog contains over 8 million books and a growing collection of e-books that are accessible by all member libraries via a ConnectNY search button in the local catalogs. We have incorporated facets for limiting results, book jackets and other design elements in the new discover layer interface of the union system, which is available below for searching.

CNY Encore Search:

If you prefer our classic interface it is still available

Classic Search:


Loan Policy

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 Connect NY library and may return items at any participating Connect NY 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  • The replacement cost amount will be rescinded for return of overdue items.