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Distance Learners: Search for Books and Articles

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Everything available through Penfield Library is represented on the library homepage.  See the Login to Penfield page for information about your LakerNet ID.

Books and Media

You are welcome to use the Penfield Library Catalog to check our holdings, but as a distance learner you may find it more convenient to use our Ebooks or to search for our holdings and those of other libraries using WorldCat (as described below) or our Worldwide Libraries Catalog.

Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

Your access to articles will be entirely electronic.  Databases specializing in your subject area will be listed on the first page of the Research Guide for that subject.  We also have an "A-Z List of Databases" for your convenience if you know the name of the database you want. 

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Using WorldCat for Book Delivery

WorldCat connects you to the collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.  If you are a distance learner living outside of the 13126 Zip Code, books and media OWNED by Penfield Library may be requested online through our interlibrary loan service (ILLIAD).  The material will be shipped to your home through UPS with a return authorization label.

In WorldCat use "Limit availability to: Items in my library" to see only what can be delivered.  Click on the desired title and then on 

"Request+via+Interlibrary+Loan Request via Interlibrary Loan" to place your request.

Worldwide Libraries Catalog

Books, ebooks, movies, music, and more in NYS and Worldwide Libraries.

Request materials you find here through interlibrary loan by clicking Get it Soon.

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