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About findIT CT

findIT CT is Connecticut's statewide library catalog. The first version of the catalog went live in May 2016. requestIT CT, the ILL service in findIT began rolling out statewide in September 2017. findIT CT and requestIT CT use FulfILLment open source software. 

findIT Statistics (as of August 1, 2019)
  • 314: Libraries in findIT CT
    • Public Libraries = 204
    • Academic Libraries = 37
    • Special Libraries = 23
    • School Libraries = 50
  • 12,240,212: Bibliographic records in findIT CT
  • 20,087,983: Item records in findIT CT
  • 164,877: Visits to findIT
  • 936,262: Pages or page views

Update - January 2017

Work on the findIT CT statewide library catalog ( continues. More than 200 libraries (253 as of May 9, 2017) are now represented in the catalog. You can view a list of libraries whose holdings are available for searching in the catalog at or by clicking the "Libraries in findIT" tab above.

We began rolling out requestIT CT, the basic Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service in findIT, in September 2017. The basic system will allow library staff members to initiate and respond to ILL requests. For more information on requestIT, visit

findIT Statistics (as of November 1, 2017)

  • 277: Libraries in the findIT CT
  • 10,659,656: Bibliographic records in findIT CT
  • 17,889,039: Items records in findIT CT

Update - Phase 2

June 9, 2016

Phase 2 begins on June 15

The next phase of development of findIT CT will be adding the holdings of all remaining libraries into the catalog. The easiest way for our development partners to accomplish this is by adding holdings by ILS vendor. The schedule below lists the dates when we will put out a call for your library’s holdings based on your library’s ILS vendor. You will have 2 weeks to submit your holdings for inclusion in the catalog.

Gail Hurley will be putting out the call to submit your library’s holding according to the schedule. Her message will contain information on the ftp process. If you’ve already submitted holdings, we ask you to send another extract since the ones you sent last November and December are now out of date. If you cannot submit your holdings during the 2 weeks, please let Gail know and we will make other accommodations.

ILS/Vendor: Koha; SirsiDynix; Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (excluding libraries in LCI, LION);
Submission of holdings opens: Wednesday, June 15
Deadline for submission of holdings: Thursday, June 30

ILS/Vendor: Ex Libris; TLC; Polaris
Submission of holdings opens: Tuesday, July 5
Deadline for submission of holdings: Tuesday, July 19

ILS/Vendor: Auto-Graphics (Auto-Graphics will send us this update)
Submission of holdings opens: Mon, July 25
Deadline for submission of holdings: Friday, August 5

ILS/Vendor: Follett; Any other ILS not listed above
Submission of holdings opens: Monday, August 15
Deadline for submission of holdings: Wednesday, August 31


May 24, 2016

Clarification on findIT CT

At its completion, findIT CT will facilitate ILL for all participating libraries across the state of Connecticut. Phase 1 of findIT CT (just completed) was to build a discoverable catalog. Libraries submitted data extracts for the discoverable catalog back in the Fall of 2015. Once the overall development of findIT CT is completed, more frequent data extracts will take place.

The catalog available now serves as a snapshot from Fall of 2015 of the holdings of 4 of the library consortia in Connecticut. All other libraries will be added over the summer.

We have tried to keep the initial functionality of findIT CT straightforward. Additional functionality will be available in the future as the project develops. Some of the current screen displays and functionality are necessary as they will integrate with the live ILL version of the software.

findIT CT - Now Live

May 18, 2016

The Connecticut State Library's Division of Library Development releases the first version of findIT CT, (The Statewide Library Catalog)

(HARTFORD, CT)  The Connecticut State Library's Division of Library Development is pleased to announce that the first version of findIT CT, the statewide library catalog, is now live!t Over 10.3 million item holdings from more than 150 public, school, and academic libraries from four of Connecticut's consortia are available for searching. You can findIT at

findIT CT is being developed in phases and this is only the beginning. The next phase will see the holdings of all other participating libraries loaded into the catalog, representing approximately an additional 10.4 million item records. The third phase will see the requestIT CT Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system developed and implemented. At that time, staff training workshops will be offered.

The Connecticut State Library thanks Bibliomation for partnering with us on this project, Equinox for developing the software, and participating libraries for contributing their records to the catalog.

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