Off-Campus Users

Your SITNet ID and password allow you to access the Library’s databases, to request items via Resource Sharing or Interlibrary Loan, to log in and view your loans and requests in Primo, and to ask an email Reference question from home.  This account is free to all currently registered students, faculty, and staff. If you do not have a SITNet account, see Information Technology Services’ Accounts page.

For a general and comprehensive search, you can access the library discovery service here, or from the search bar on the library homepage. But for more specific searches, you can access each database individually:

  1. Go to the library homepage:
  2. Select Resources > Databases.
  3. Select the database you want to use.
  4. You will be asked for your username and password. These are your SITNet ID. Log on and start searching!
Please see our Google Scholar web page for instructions on how to set up Google Scholar to recognize that you are a SUNY Poly student.
  1. Go to:
  2. Select Services > Interlibrary Loan.
  3. Select Illiad.
  4. You will be asked for your username and password. These are your SITNet ID. Then click on the Logon to ILLiad button and follow the instructions to order ILL materials.
  1. Go to:
  2. Select Services > Ask A Librarian
  3. Click Email a Librarian.
  4. Ask only basic questions having brief answers such as addresses, phone numbers, statistics, referrals, or quick facts. We will respond as soon as possible during weekdays.

Note: If you have a more in-depth research question, please see a reference librarian in person, call the Reference Desk at 315-792-7251 or use our AskUs 24/7 live reference chat here: and select Ask Us 24/7 for live chat with a reference librarian.

Use the SUNY Poly Library Catalog to search for items held at the library or in our subscribed databases.

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