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Westchester Campus Material Request Forms

Mission Statement


Long Island University Westchester Graduate Campus needs and deserves quality library services. The Brooklyn Campus Library is the “parent” library, responisible for providing library services and resources to Westchester students and faculty. Our mission is to provide access to print and electronic information sources to faculty and students at those locations.


Our primary goal is to provide the best service possible to our students. To accomplish this, we plan to communicate on a regular basis with the personnel responsible for the campus, as well as to visit the campus periodically.


·      To work with responsible personnel to insure that every student attends a Library Instruction session.
·      To be proactive and "virtually” present through email, reference chat, web pages and Interlibrary Loan forms.
·      To provide each and every student with library barcodes (to request Interlibrary Loan materials or access off-campus  databases).
·      To work with all extension sites to help us improve our user friendly approach (virtually and physically) and streamline our online “Material Requests” forms.

Services and Resources

Westchester students and faculty can obtain books or articles not available at the SUNY Purchase Library by using the Book or Journal Request Forms. If you experience any problems with these forms, please contact us. Before submitting a request for a book, please check LIUCAT, the online catalog, to find out whether any LIU campus Library owns the materials that you are requesting. In the event that none of the Long Island University campuses would carry the material you are requesting, we will attempt to obtain it through InterLibrary Loan. Please click the links below for PowerPoint presentations:

- Article Linker and ILL
- Boolean Search and Truncation
- Library Catalog (LIUCAT)

- ProQuest

InterLibrary Loan Requests sent to the Brooklyn library will be processed as quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours. Requested material will be forwarded in an expeditious manner -- either by courier or by fax, and may be picked up at the Reception Desk of the Westchester Campus. Please be aware that the retrieving and shipping of the non-electronic materials may take days or weeks, especially for those items owned by another institution.

Please read the LIU/Westchester Library Guide by Peter Salber, Coordinator of Public Services of the Brooklyn Campus Library.


Paul Tremblay Coordinator of Library Services to Westchester Campus 718 246-6382

Created by P. Tremblay and I. Wang
Update by I. Wang 1/09
Long Island University Brooklyn Campus LIU Libraries