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CSCU Consortium-Wide Borrowing Guide: Home

CSCU Library Consortia includes all 12 campus libraries of CT Community College, libraries of Southern, Eastern, Western, and Central Connecticut State Universities, CT State Library, and Charter Oak College Library. The combined collection (physical books, periodicals and DVDs) of the consortia libraries is in the million. They are available at your finger tips for online requesting at your campus library website. 

Here is a brief guide to make a CSCU consortia-wide request.

  1. Go to HCC campus library website.
  2. Search the materials at the library catalog.Search bar
  3. If you cannot find the materials at HCC library, change your search scope to "CSCU Library Consortium" and search the combined collection of the Consortium.Search bar with Resources menu open and an arrow pointing to CSCU Library Consortium
  4. Once found the materials at the Consortium libraries, Click "Sign in" as shown below.Library record with arrow pointing to sign-in button
  5. Sign in with your school user ID and  password.  Log-in screen
  6. Click on "Request From Another Library"             Request From Another Library button
  7. Click Request to submit.                                    Request form