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If the library owns a item that you need but is currently checked out, your options are as follows:

First: ConnectNY

When a Colgate-owned copy of book, video recording, or audio recording is checked out, the quickest way for you to obtain a copy is to request it through ConnectNY. ConnectNY is a request and delivery system that allows you to borrow items from participating libraries in New York State. These items are usually delivered within 2 to 3 business days. This service is only available to those with Colgate IDs.

To use ConnectNY, click on the icon on the right-hand margin of a Colgate Libraries Catalog search results page or go directly to the ConnectNY cconsortium catalog.


ConnectNY consortium catalog ConnectNY Loan Policies

Second: Interlibrary Loan

For articles or if ConnectNY does have the item you need, the fastest way to obtain it is to use Interlibrary Loan. To use Interlibrary Loan, you must have a My Interlibrary Loan account.

If you do not already have an account, you will need to register.

If you have already registered, login to your My Interlibrary Loan account and complete the appropriate form.

Third: Recall an Item

If the item isn't available through ConnectNY or Interlibrary Loan, you can recall it. This is usually the slowest way to obtain the item.

All items are subject to recall after a minimum check-out time of 2 weeks. Recalled items are due within 5 days of the recall or on the original due date, whichever is sooner. The only exception are recalls for items to be placed on Reserve. These must be returned immediately.

To recall an item, you will need to go to the Circulation Desk at either Case or Cooley. Bring some information about the item such as the title, author, or call number, as well as your valid Colgate ID. The staff at the desk will work with you to recall the item.

Bear in mind that occasionally users in possession of recalled items do not respond to requests to return them despite the Libraries' best efforts to encourage compliance.

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