statewide library catalog contains
more than 5.8 million
titles and 23 million library holdings from more than 400 public, academic,
school and special libraries in Connecticut. The Connecticut Union List of Serials (CULS,
also searchable through reQuest, contains approximately 60 thousand
150 thousand holdings.
Click here to check
to see if your library or network
has submitted holdings to reQuest
this month. A listing of libraries with
holdings in reQuest is also available along with the
reQuest updating schedule.
Submitting records on a monthly
basis is the preferred frequency to
keep reQuest current.
Whether you have never contributed your records to reQuest or
have not done so in awhile, it is not too late to start. The basic steps are:
Extract your bibliographic records and holdings from your local
system (full extracts preferred on a monthly basis).
Instructions are below for
a small number of vendors. They are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require
Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. If you can not access them, please
contact Gail Hurley :
Note: Libraries using Auto-Graphics'™ Verso system (asp product) can have their
records automatically extracted each month and loaded into reQuest.
Note: If you do not have an automated system, but wish to have your library
records online, you may consider joining reQuest
to use the cataloging options available to add your holdings to reQuest.
Note: Please go to the Connecticut Union List of Serials page for information on how to
update your library's serials holdings.
Send records electronically using FTP
(preferred) or Dropbox, or mail records on
flash drive to
our vendor, Auto-Graphics.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) instructions,
To mail flash
send them to: Attn: Ramiro Castillo, Auto-Graphics,
Vineyard Avenue, Suite 100,
Ontario, CA 91764.
If you are concerned with the quality of the records you are submitting to reQuest, you may check
to see if they were included in reQuest or rejected by reQuest during the loading process.
Auto-Graphics has set up monthly folders where you can check to see if records were too brief or
did not include your library's holdings. Click here to see how to check your records.
For questions, please contact:
Statewide Library Catalog Coordinator
Connecticut State Library,
Division of Library Development
860-704-2222 or toll free in CT 888-256-1222