What is ConnectNY
ConnectNY is a consortium of 18 New York state libraries, similar to NExpress, that lend and borrow a collected total of over five million books through a shared catalog. Along with these institutions, the Middlebury community may now request material from the Center for Research Libraries, based in Chicago, IL, through the ConnectNY catalog. CRL's unique collections include 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s (the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America), 4,500 U.S.
How does ConnectNY fit in with the existing methods for borrowing items from Middlebury?
We recommend checking the Library Catalog, for materials first for the fastest access. If there is something you need that we do not own, or our copy is currently checked out, then we recomend you first check the NExpress Catalog (2-3 business day delivery time), followed by the new ConnectNY catalog (also 2-3 business day delivery time), our final option is WorldCat (delivery time frame varies), to locate items you can borrow from other institutions.
Why is my book "Checked out to Customer" in ILLiad, I have not picked it up yet?
We automatically check items out to the patron in ILLiad when we send the books to Circulation for patron pickup, and discharge them when they are returned from Circulation. This allows the Circulation staff to check materials out to you using only one (circulation) system at the desk. You are only responsible for the book while it is on your "My Midcat" Acct.
You can view the items on you circulation acct using “My Midcat” http://biblio.middlebury.edu/patroninfo
Can I renew my ILL materials?
Yes, for most items:
From within ILLiad, select “Checked Out Items” from the menu on the left. Open the item you would like to renew by clicking on the request number. Click “Renew Request” at the top of the detailed information page to place the renewal request.
There is a limited window of opportunity for placing a renewal. Renewals can only be placed 10 days before the due date through one day beyond the original due date.
How do I request an interlibrary loan for materials not in the Middlebury Library?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Interlibrary Loan helps eligible patrons obtain materials that are not available at the Middlebury College Libraries, or via NExpress. ILL services are made possible by participating libraries worldwide that share their collections with scholars, researchers, and students of other institutions.
For more information see our main page.
What Can I Request?
Many types of items can be borrowed. Books are usually borrowed in print copy. Newspapers are usually provided in micro-form covering multiple weeks. Journal articles are sent as photocopies or digital copies.
Media items: DVDs, CDs, etc, can be ordered, but may take longer to arrive.
What is ILLiad?
ILLiad is the electronic system for receiving, processing, and managing Interlibrary loan requests on-line.
What about Copyright?
My ILL was cancelled because it is available at Middlebury but I'm in . . . Madrid, Mexico, Timbuktu. What do I do?
First: Login to ILLiad and change your Delivery Site status to indicate you are an off-campus patron.
How long will it take for my ILL to arrive?
Our average turnaround for ILL is currently 1.31 days for articles, and 9 days for loans. However some materials will take much longer to arrive. The easiest way to tell how long it will take for an item to arrive is to look in WorldCat. Worldcat identifies how many libraries worldwide own an item. The more libraries that own the item, the faster it will arrive.
What is the status of my NExpress request?
To determine the status of a NExpress request login to My MIDCAT.
Click on the "# request (hold)" link to view requested items, and the "# Items currently checked out" link to renew NExpress materials.
What is the status of my ILL request?
To check on the status of an ILL request logon to your ILLiad acct: go/ill
Search for your request in the search box, select "All Requests" from the view menu, or locate your request in "Outstanding Request" list on the main ILLiad page. Click on the Transaction number of the request to open up the detailed information page. Scroll down to tracking to see the current status of your request.
Who May Use ILL?
Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff may use Interlibrary loan services. Requests are acted upon as soon as possible.
- Summer language
- Bread Loaf School of English
- Midd. students studying abroad
- DLM students
- Emeritus Faculty and Faculty Spouses