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Distance Education/Online Learners: Materials from Other Libraries

Using Academic Libraries

NCC participates in the Research Loan Program. With an RLP card, you may go to another participating library and borrow a particular book or search for other books in that subject.

You must have the call number of one book to obtain the card. Database privileges vary among libraries.

Cards are good for one month and you must return the item(s) to the Library from which you borrowed them.

Speak to a Reference Librarian at the Informations Commons Help Desk for more information.

Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries

If our Library does not have a book or article you need, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

We will borrow the item for you from another library, and notify you when it has arrived. Articles will be sent electronically to your ILLiad account.

 You are responsible for bringing all ILL books back to the NCC Library on or before the due date.

To request an item online, create an ILLiad account and follow the instructions on the ILLiad Login page.

Using Other Libraries

Public Libraries have great resources as well. Some have outstanding databases. Make sure you get a local library card!

SUNY Open Access


As a student of SUNY Nassau, you have privileges at all State University of New York libraries. Use your NCC ID as our library card. Reserve collections may be restricted, but you are free to borrow books and use databases onsite.

Here is a list of local SUNY campuses with links to their libraries: