Patron Information

The CNY catalog contains over 7 million books and a growing collection of e-books that are accessible to all patrons of member libraries.

The bibliographic records of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) are also included in the CNY catalog. Patrons from libraries with membership in CRL can easily request items through the CNY catalog.

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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.
  • Borrowers will be billed for the replacement cost of overdue items 30 days after loan expiration.
  • The replacement cost amount will be rescinded for return of overdue items.

Pickup Anywhere

What is Pickup Anywhere?

Pickup Anywhere (PUA) is a service that was added to the ConnectNY Catalog in summer 2019 that allows you to pick up your CNY items at any participating CNY institution. Click on the “PUA Libraries” toggle to find participating institutions, addresses, and links for library hours.

A short video tutorial on how to use PUA is available here: https://youtu.be/dXUOw6fjNus

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I select a Pickup Location?
How will I know my PUA item is ready for me to pick up?
What do I need to bring with me to pick up my PUA item at another library?
Do I have to return my PUA item to the location where I picked it up?
How long can I keep my PUA item?
How do I renew my PUA item?

How do I select a Pickup Location?

On the verification screen and below the boxes for entering your institutional username and password, there are two dropdown menus. Using the first dropdown (“Pickup Institution”), select the institution you would like to pick up your item from, and then select a location (“Pickup Location”) associated with that institution, if applicable.

How will I know my PUA item is ready for me to pick up?

As with other ConnectNY items, you will receive an email at your campus email notifying you when your item is available for pickup. The notification will include the name of the institution and the location where you will pickup your item.

What do I need to bring with me to pick up my PUA item at another library?

Bring your institution ID and library barcode information with you to your chosen Pickup Location; if you do not have a regular institution ID, you may bring any photo ID. Staff at the Pickup Location will use your ID to confirm your identity and locate your item(s).

Do I have to return my PUA item to the location where I picked it up?

No. You may return your item to your home library or any CNY institution that participates in Pickup Anywhere.

How long can I keep my PUA item?

PUA items are subject to the same borrowing rules as any other ConnectNY items. CNY loans are currently 42-days with an option to renew once, as long as the item has not been recalled by the owning library. Questions about renewals should be directed to your home library staff.

How do I renew my PUA item?

Renewal processes vary by institution; please contact your home library staff with questions about renewing an item.

PUA Participating Libraries

Click on library name for hours of operation

Institution Library Address
Adelphi University Swirbul Library 1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Adelphi University Manhattan Center Library 75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Bard College Stevenson Library 1 Library Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Canisius College Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library 2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
Le Moyne College Noreen Reale Falcone Library 1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214
Marist College James A. Cannavino Library 3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Medaille College Buffalo Campus Library 18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
Medaille College Rochester Campus Library 1880 South Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14618
Pace University Henry Birnbaum Library 1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Pace University Edward & Doris Mortola Library 861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Pace University Pace Law Library 78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus Library 200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus Library 144 West 14th Street, Room 410
New York, NY 10011
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Folsom Library 110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Wallace Memorial Library 90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
St. Lawrence University Owen D. Young Library 23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Siena College J. Spencer & Patricia Standish Library 515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Vassar College Thompson Library 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604