Changes to Statewide Library Catalog and iCONN.org

Changes to Statewide Library Catalog and iCONN.org

Effective July 1, 2015

 

The Statewide Library Catalog (reQuest), including the reQuest Interlibrary Loan service, will not be available after June 30, 2015.  A new Statewide Library Catalog Interlibrary Loan service will be available in fall due to a reduction in State Library funding of nearly $100,000. The State Librarian has made the tough decision to discontinue the current statewide catalog and interlibrary loan service (reQuest) on July 1, 2015. The State Library’s Division of Library Development is working with a regional library network to implement a new system by the Fall of 2015.

 MIDDLEBURY PATRONS:  When you login into the Middlebury Public Library’s VERSO 4.0 catalog system, the “Request this item” button will no longer be an option for materials not owned by the Middlebury Public Library. You may use the Connecticut Public Libraries directory to search any of the multi-library and individual library catalogs in Connecticut. If you locate an item you wish to obtain, ask our library staff to obtain it for you or visit the library that owns the material directly. A directory/map of public libraries in Connecticut link is as follows:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=zxwKqkkWQR3Q.kk0YUZx_l5b8

Please note:  On July 1, 2015, when you visit iCONN.org, you will see a new home page. This new home page will direct you to the iCONN electronic resources most appropriate for your needs. If you are accessing iCONN.org outside the library, the need to enter your library card number – if it arises at all – will arise only when you are about to view a full-text article.

Click the “ILL Request Form” button on the right to place an ILL request.