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ConnectNY Transition: ConnectNY Transition

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2021 8:53 AM

ConnectNY Transition

What's Happening?

There are changes coming to the ConnectNY catalog, the online platform that provides access to resources from a consortium of academic libraries across New York State.

The ConnectNY catalog will be temporarily unavailable from March 12 until August 2021 due to system upgrades that will improve functionality and reduce costs for RIT Libraries. RIT patrons, including those at RIT's global campuses, can still borrow materials from ConnectNY, a consortium of academic libraries in New York State, and libraries worldwide by requesting them through IDS Express. To search for books beyond the RIT collections, librarians recommend using WorldCat (linked just below).

There are two methods to request materials through IDS Express:

  1. Submit a request directly from the IDS Express website (linked just below)
  2. Click on the [MORE!] or more button button while searching library databases for an item

Questions about IDS Express? Visit their FAQ linked just below.

You can also email IDS Express at illwml@rit.edu for Questions not covered in the FAQ.


The subject librarians can help with Book Discovery beyond the RIT Library too!

If you know which librarian handles your subject of interest click on their name below to go to their contact page. It will have their email, appointment link, and you might even find they are on Chat at the same time you need help. 

Not sure who to start with? Use the Chat/Email/Appointments button near the right top of page to contact our Reference Desk.

If the button above is red and says Contact Us that means the desk is closed but you can still email us! libraryhelp@rit.edu


Summon: Another Great Tool for Book (and article) Discovery!

summon choose Add results beyond your library's collection


Other free tools online for Book Discovery!

Many tools online help people discover books on many topics. Each has pros and cons. No single tool covers all books in the world. Use IDS Express to request books from The RIT Libraries which we do not own. And of course your librarians are here to help!


Learn More About ILL/IDS and Remote Delivery


Learn More About Searching Summon

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Use of RIT resources is reserved for current RIT students, faculty and staff for academic and teaching purposes only.
Please contact your librarian with any questions.

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