Monday, November 1, 2010

Getting books from other SUNY Libraries

Every once in a while I like to put out a reminder that all Empire State College students are also SUNY students, and as such, you're entitled to use the libraries at any SUNY, CUNY or New York state community college. You can use their in-house collections and borrow books using your college photo id. Some libraries also offer a guest login so you can use their databases while on campus. The libraries in this list that belong to SUNY will also extend interlibrary loan services to you.

It's good to know what you're looking for before you get to the library. All library catalogs are on the web, so just do a web search like University at Albany library to locate their library web site. From there you can get to their catalog (sometimes called an OPAC) and find out what books they have on your topic. Be sure to write down their call numbers and any other "holdings" or location information provided, because that is how you will locate those books in the stacks.

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