Connect NY is a consortium of academic libraries in New York State that provides access to over 8 million books, including print and e-books. Most books are available for delivery to either Pratt Institute Libraries campus library location. You will need your Pratt Library Barcode number to request an item and items take 3-4 business days to arrive.
1. Search the holdings of the Connect NY Libraries:
1. Verify that Pratt does not own the item by using PrattCat (the libraries' catalog) to search for books by title or articles by periodical title.
2. Place a request. To make an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request, you have 3 choices:
3. You'll receive an email when the item has been received. For most articles, you'll receive a link to the PDF of the file. For physical books, they'll be held at the reference desk for you.
4. Return the item by the date specified. The lending periods may differ from your standard loan period and the length of the loan is determined by the library that sent us the item.
For more information go to: https://library.pratt.edu/services/interlibrary_loan/ or contact the ILL department, either at the Brooklyn Campus Library at firstname.lastname@example.org, (718) 230-6841, or the Manhattan Campus Library (Pratt Manhattan Center #410) at email@example.com, (212) 647-7547.
Pratt Libraries is part of ALB Consortium (Academic Libraries of Booklyn), so you can get an ALB card and check out 2 books from participating institutions.
A Librarian can write you a METRO PASS to visit a library you don't have access to. You won't be able to check out the item, but you can copy or scan what you need.
ALB Cards and METRO Pass information are available at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Brooklyn Library and at the Circulation Desk at the Manhattan Library.
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Remember that with library resources especially, it pays to search smart:
use AND in between search terms to group them together
use OR for more results
use NOT if you want to exempt a word from your results
use quotation marks "_" to isolate phrases
use the wildcard * to get all versions of a word