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United States Military Academy Library


How Do I?: Find a source West Point doesn’t have

Find a source West Point doesn’t have

Looking for a book, eBook or DVD that we do not have?

ConnectNY is your first place to look.

ConnectNY is a combined online catalog of selected New York academic libraries.  You can search ConnectNY directly here.

Select the United States Military Academy. You may be asked to sign in with your O365 credentials.

Search for your resource hit "Request". You will receive an email message when your request has been placed successfully. 

ConnectNY requests generally arrive within seven business days.

ConnectNY items are loaned for 84 days with no renewals. You will receive email notification of the arrival of your ConnectNY request(s), which will be held at the Front Desk for check-out. Materials will be held for seven days. All books should be returned to the Front Desk for check-in. 

Looking for a resource that ConnectNY does not have? Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is used to borrow items not available in ConnectNY.  

You can request an item through Interlibrary Loan here. Sign in with your O365 credentials, click on "Create Request". Then choose either Article/Book or Book Chapter/Other. Complete as much of the request form as possible, especially the fields with asterisks.

Interlibrary loan requests generally take seven to 14 business days. Article requests often take even less time.

You will receive an email notification of the arrival of your Interlibrary Loan requests(s), which will be held at the Front Desk for check-out. Materials will be held for seven days.  All books should be returned to the Front Desk for check-in.

The length of the Interlibrary Loan is determined by the library that owns the item. It's often 30 days. You can request a renewal here, and we will contact the lending library and attempt to renew it for only one additional loan period. Renewal requests must be made here at least seven days before the initial due date. Do not request a renewal through your USMA library account. Whether renewals are granted is entirely up to the lending library.

Article requests will be filled electronically.   The email you get from the ILL office when your article request has been filled will tell you how to retrieve the article.

If you would like to check on the status of any of your Interlibrary Loan items, check your patron account here. Sign in with your O365 credentials.

Any questions?  Reach out, we are happy to help! ill@westpoint.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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