Student Services

The following services are available to SUNY Oneonta students.

Print and Media Reserves for Pick Up at the Circulation Desk

Search the Course Reserves section of the Milne Library Catalog to identify your items and find the call number. For best results search by instructor's last name using the Instructor (last name, first name) option. Note: It is best to use ONLY the last name. Then in the results click on the correct instructor name.

Note the call number and request the material at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library.

Reference librarians are available by appointment for up to 1 hour to help students and faculty complete difficult research projects.

The ILLiad system enables current Oneonta students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries. Once logged into your ILLiad account using your Oneonta username and password, you will be able to: 
-- make online requests for books, periodical articles, and other material from other libraries 
-- review the status of your requests 
-- check due dates of outstanding loans and ask for renewals

Requesting an item be held for you when it is returned by another patron

To request that an item that is currently checked out be held for you at the library when it is returned. follow these steps:

Search for your item in the catalog. Click on the Is it Here? link, verify that the Due Date is not “Available” (Available items cannot have a Hold request placed on them).

You will receive an email notifying you the item is available for pickup at the Loan/Reserve Desk in the Milne Library. The item will be available for you to pick up for only 5 days, then it will be returned to the shelves.

  • Click on the Request link in the Request Hold column, far left of screen.
  • Enter your Oneonta username and password (same as campus email/sign-on to campus computers). Your username gets entered in the User ID box and your password is entered in the Verification box. Community Borrowers should sign on using the user barcode as both user id and verification.
  • Complete the form.
  • Click Go.
  • Be sure to click End Session.

To renew books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and other materials you have checked out from Milne Library, follow these steps

Login to your library circulation account

Login with your Oneonta username and password to access your account. Click on the number of Loans for a list of items charged out to you. The number of items loaned to you is the link (not the word "Loans"). Click on the Renew All to renew all your loans or select specific loans to renew and click Renew Selected above the list of items. You will receive verification of the items that were renewed. Click End Session when you are finished.

  • Click on the number of Loans for a list of items charged out to you. The number of items loaned to you is the link (not the word "Loans").
  • Click on the Renew All to renew all your loans or select specific loans to renew and click Renew Selected above the list of items. You will receive verification of the items that were renewed.
  • Click End Session when you are finished.

OR

Connect to the Library website from the campus website or from MyOneonta Click on the "My account" link under the "Search Everything" search box. Log in with your Oneonta username and password to access your account.


Renewing an Interlibrary Loan Request via ILLiad

To request a renewal:

Log into your myOneonta and click the Interlibrary Loan icon OR connect to your ILLiad account under Services on the Library home page Select "Checked Out Items" from the side menu Click the transaction number beside the item to renew Click the red "Renew Request" link at the top of the page. This will transmit your renewal request to the interlibrary loan staff who will then contact the lending library.  You will see a statement that indicates “Renewals are no longer allowed for this item”; this indicates that you cannot renew it a second time. Please call the ILL Office (607-436-2726) or email libloan@oneonta.edu providing the transaction number and title of item you wish to renew. 

You should keep the item requested for renewal in your possession until you learn of the new due date OR you are asked to return the item by the staff of the Interlibrary Loan Office because it cannot be renewed. If the item cannot be renewed, you will have 24 hours to return the item to the library or fines may be assessed. Items that are overdue may not be renewed. Journal articles that are photocopied do not have a due date and are yours to keep.

Who Qualifies for Distance Learning Services?

Students who are enrolled in a distance education course at SUNY Oneonta, who do not reside on campus, and who do not attend any other classes on the Oneonta campus are eligible for these services. Distance Learning students are welcome to come to the SUNY Oneonta campus and use the library during open hours.

Faculty who teach distance learning courses, and who are not simultaneously teaching a course on the Oneonta campus, are eligible for distance learning services.

How to Borrow Materials

Materials owned by Milne Library

Distance Learning students should use their ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) account to request items held by Milne Library. Copies of articles or book chapters, whether owned by Milne Library or not, may be requested.

Materials NOT owned by Milne Library

Cooperstown Graduate Program students should submit book requests to staff at the New York State Historical Association Library. All other Distance Learning students may request items via Interlibrary Loan.

All Distance Learning students may request copies of articles or book chapters through Interlibrary Loan.

Renewing Borrowed Materials

Materials owned by Milne Library

Directions for renewing library owned items may be found via your Illiad (Interlibrary Loan) account.

Overdue fines for materials owned by Milne Library

Books and other materials accrue a fine of 10 cents per day per item. 

Overdue Fines for Materials NOT owned by Milne library

Books and other materials borrowed from another library through Oneonta’s ILLiad may accrue a fine of $1.00 per day per item. 

Who to Contact for Help at Milne Library

Circulation Office for information about borrowing materials Milne Library owns: 

Call the Circulation Office 607-436-2720

For information in general and help with research:

Reference Desk, 607-436-2722, libref@oneonta.edu

Interlibrary Loan Office for information about borrowing materials that Milne Library does not own:

607-436-2726 or libloan@oneonta.edu

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