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Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan (ConnectNY or ILLiad) to borrow or purchase items not found in Vassar's collection.

What is ConnectNY?

ConnectNY is a combined online catalog of selected New York academic libraries.  You can search ConnectNY directly or go from our online catalog by clicking on the ConnectNY icon.

Items requested via ConnectNY generally arrive within 2-5 working days.

To borrow items from ConnectNY,  click on "Request this item," change your affiliation to Vassar, and enter your name and the barcode on the back of your Vassar ID.

How Many Items May I Borrow?

You may borrow 100 items at one time, of which 50 can be ConnectNY.  Both ConnectNY items and loans from Vassar Libraries count towards the total number of items you can have checked out at any given time. 

For more information on limits, see Loan Periods and Policies.

How Can I Check the Status of My Request?

Click on View Your Circulation Record in the online catalog. Items whose status appears as 'RECV'D' are ready for pickup at the circulation desk.