ILLiad is an automated system specifically for Resource Sharing. Use ILLiad to make a request, view current loans, and access electronically-delivered materials.
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All currently-enrolled HVCC students with a valid ID can borrow materials from any other SUNY institution at no charge and no further registration- just present your HVCC ID card! It is strongly encouraged that all items borrowed from another SUNY are directly returned to that institution's library.
The New York Public Library provides borrowing privileges to residents of New York State, including remote access to eBooks and research databases. Complete the online application and follow the instructions for validating your address. Note that the registration process may take four weeks to complete.
Resource Sharing is a set of services offered to HVCC students and employees to provide direct access to materials from other libraries for free. Learn more about Resource Sharing on the Library's website.
Please note that failure to return items to reciprocal institutions will result in blocks for financial obligation at the College. For more information, please review our Resource Sharing policy. For questions or assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distance learning at HVCC is defined as: "using the internet and email to access courses, submit homework assignments, and communicate with the instructor and other students." Distance learning students receive the same Library services that our on-campus students receive, including Resource Sharing. All distance learning students should identify themselves as such and provide complete contact information (phone number, email address, and mailing address) to receive items by mail.
Making a request
Distance learning students may request items several ways:
Prior to filling a request, Resource Sharing staff will need to verify that the requestor is a currently enrolled student.
For quicker access to electronic materials, students can opt to search our electronic databases which have many eBooks and full-text articles. Please contact our Reference desk through the Ask a Librarian page if you need assistance with searching in our databases.
Physical items, including books, magazines, and DVDs, will be checked out to the student's account and mailed directly to them using the provided mailing address. Materials owned by HVCC will arrive faster than outside materials requested from other libraries. Outside materials are first shipped to HVCC and then mailed out with postage-paid return shipping materials, at no cost to the student.
Please note: If time is a key factor for physical items, we encourage students to go to their local public library and request the item(s) through them. Please let us know if our Resource Sharing department can assist you or your local library in identifying resources.
The Direct Access Program (DAP) allows current HVCC students and employees to visit and borrow from many area libraries in the Capital District.
To use the program, a student or employee must register for a DAP card at the Marvin Library with their contact information and HVCC ID. Once registered, a DAP card will be issued with a list of participating libraries.
Some participating libraries offer limited privileges. For more information on DAP, please visit the CDLC website.
Dwight Marvin Library currently provides borrowing privileges to registered DAP borrowers (non-HVCC users) who are over 19, and present a current DAP card with valid photo ID.
Public Library Systems
HVCC faculty and staff may borrow directly from the New York State Library (NYSL) upon presentation of a current and valid HVCC ID. For more information, including online application information, go to www.nysl.nysed.gov.
Faculty and staff are considered by the NYSL to be NYS government employees, and thereby entitled to a “P” card which includes remote access to many licensed research databases. To read more about library services available to NYS government employees, click here.