The Southeastern New York Library Resources Council facilitates the lending and borrowing of books, journals and other media among all types of libraries in the eight-county service area.
The "Southeastern Access to Libraries" (SEAL) program comprises a virtual union catalog of the books, magazines and other formats owned by the several hundred public, school, college, special and hospital libraries in the region. SEAL also incorporates a web-based interlibrary loan management system. Patrons and library staff can search the SEAL Virtual Union Catalog and then place an interlibrary loan request to the owning library (ies) in the region.
SENYLRC also administers the voluntary participation of non OCLC-member libraries in OCLC's international WorldCat union catalog.
For hard-to-locate items, SENYLRC can refer requests beyond the region using the OCLC ILL system and the National Library of Medicine's DOCLINE system.
Libraries seeking books and articles in the area of medical and clinical health can place requests into the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Such requests are subsidized through the SENYLRC administered Medical Information Services Program.
For further information on SENYLRC's Resource Sharing Services, contact Judy Fischetti.