About AcademicSHARE - FAQs

As of December 2021, the following Academic Member libraries have agreed to the following statement and will add this statement to their website:

We are an Empire State AcademicShare library. Therefore, AcademicSHARE Member libraries minimally agree to allow on-site access and lend materials to any current college student, staff, and/or faculty member from another Empire State AcademicShare member academic library. However, at minimum, a verifiable valid college I.D. is required. The library may choose to treat the college I.D. as confirmation the student/faculty member is in good standing. Other proof of identification or status may be required.

In addition, WNYLRC libraries listed below have agreed to provide on-site access to resources to all InfoPass cardholders who are not AcademicSHARE participants. Covid restrictions and borrowing priviliges will vary by institution; please contact the individual library for more information.

These are the WNYLRC academic institutions whose libraries are participating :

A list of other New York State libraries participating in Empire AcademicShare is located on Empire State Library Network at