What is NExpress?

NExpress was a consortium of libraries in New England: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Middlebury College, and Wellesley College.

After all schools but Middlebury and Wellesley pulled out of NExpress the sad decision to close NExpress was made in the Spring of 2017. 

NExpress offered expedited ILL services by operating a common catalog from 2007 through May 2017.  The system automatically sent the patron’s loan request to a library within the consortia whose catalog currently listed an available copy of the requested item.  All of the NExpress Libraries agreed to ship materials via UPS and to allow multiple renewals, so items would arrive quickly and were possible to be renewed three times.

Items currently available in MidCat were automatically cancelled in NExpress.

NExpress provided loans only.  All article requests must be submitted in ILLiad.  NExpress could not provide ebooks or access to other libraries' electronic databases.

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