Answered By: Kelly MacWatters
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015     Views: 35

Materials are obtained from libraries throughout the United States and even abroad, by means of bibliographic databases, Web catalogs, and document suppliers. Siena College participates in a number of resource-sharing agreements, including:

Capital District Library Council – This is a multi-type library consortium, which facilitates interlibrary loan among all types of local libraries: academic, public, school, and special.

ConnectNY – This is a group of academic libraries in New York, which have created a joint catalog and a system of patron direct requesting of each other's books.

LVIS – This is a huge group of libraries – of many types – from all over the United States which have agreed to waive interlibrary loan charges for each other.

RapidILL - This is a national consortium of academic libraries which have agreed to offer each other rush document delivery service free of charge.