researchIT CT databases are licensed for access by Connecticut residents, and for students and faculty in Connecticut schools and colleges. The licenses do not permit remarketing or selling access to the databases, and do not permit access by out-of-state library patrons who are not students or faculty in a Connecticut school or college. To comply with researchIT CT’s licensing requirements, if your library issues or sells library cards to non-Connecticut patrons, the barcode numbers on those cards must not permit remote access to researchIT CT databases.*
To issue cards with barcodes that do not allow access to researchIT CT databases you may either:
For either option, contact Eric Hansen at Eric.A.Hansen@ct.gov or 860-704-2224. He will send you some "80000" range barcodes or set up a unique “out-of-state” barcode prefix for your library.
What about existing out-of-state cards?
When out-of-state patrons renew their cards, please replace the barcode with one of the special out-of-state barcodes described above.
*Exception for out-of-state teachers who teach in Connecticut K-12 schools:
We recommend that out-of-state teachers who teach in Connecticut K-12 schools first attempt to obtain a public library card in the town where they teach. Failing that, special iCONN library cards are available for out-of-state teachers who teach in Connecticut K-12 schools. These cards provide access to iCONN databases but do not provide any other library privileges. To obtain one of these cards for a teacher, the school librarian should contact Eric Hansen at Eric.A.Hansen@ct.gov or 860-704-2224.
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