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Interlibrary Loan

How to access interlibrary loan materials through Pratt Institute Libraries.

What is ConnectNY?

ConnectNY provides access to over 8 million books outside of the Pratt Institute Collection. Books requested are shipped directly to the library circulation desk of your choice for pick up.

How do I use ConnectNY?

You can search the shared ConnectNY catalog here. To make a request, simply search for an item of interest and clicking the Request it button. The automated system will guide you through the steps of submitting the request. Books can be shipped to Brooklyn or Manhattan Pratt Institute campuses.

How long does it take for ConnectNY items to arrive?

Usually ConnectNY requests take approximately one week to arrive. When they arrive, you will receive an email notification to your pratt.edu email address indicating that an item is available for pickup at the Pratt campus location of your choosing. Generally, ConnectNY requests are faster than traditional interlibrary loan requests.

How can I check the status of my ConnectNY request?

You can check the status of a request by logging in to your Library Account under our website’s Quick Links. After entering your name and Pratt ID number, the status of your ConnectNY book will be revealed under the Status header. If you have any questions about your ConnectNY request, you can contact the Reference Desk.

Can ConnectNY books be renewed?

Yes! All ConnectNY books are allowed one renewal per book for 42 days unless a hold has been placed on the book by another patron. In order to successfully renew the book, you must log in to your Library Account under our website’s Quick Links. After entering your name and Pratt ID number, you can renew your ConnectNY book by selecting the item and clicking the Renew Selected button on the toolbar. Renewals must be submitted before the original due date.

Search ConnectNY books here.

Can’t find it in the library catalog or ConnectNY? Request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Questions? Please contact us.