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Resource Sharing

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We're here to help! If you have any questions about resource sharing, please contact us using the preferred methof below or stop by the Library Service Desk.

Access Services: Resource Sharing

Phone: 716-888-8411


Important Connect NY Update

The Canisius University Library is pleased to announce that we are fully transitioning our interlibrary loan system to Alma Resource Sharing. Since fall 2022, the library has been utilizing Alma alongside our preexisting interlibrary loan service, ConnectNY, which we first joined in 2005.

Though ConnectNY served Canisius well for years, Alma’s wider network of academic libraries throughout New York state (50+ to ConnectNY’s 10) offers a number of benefits over its predecessor, including greater access to more materials, faster delivery and significant cost savings. As a result, we will be phasing out ConnectNY during the spring 2023 semester and servicing 100% of interlibrary loan requests through Alma.

Pardon Our Dust

The library will be transitioning its resource sharing/interlibrary loan software to a new provider over the next few months. The new software will be fully integrated into the library catalog, providing a simplified borrowing experience and quicker turnaround times for both articles and physical item requests.

Work on the article resource sharing has already begun, and users will experience the improved turnaround time for these requests already. Unfortunately there may be some delays for physical item requests. Please bear with us while we work through this transition this summer.

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Need materials you can't find at our Library?

Available to all Canisius students, faculty, and staff—Resource Sharing is a service for accessing books, articles, and more from other libraries. Watch the brief video below to learn how to request an item through our Primo library catalog.

Getting Started with Resource Sharing