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Sending Records via SFTP

The server that you will be connecting to uses Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), which provides a secure connection. You will need a client that supports SFTP, rather than FTP.  If you don't have one, you will need to download and install one. We recommend WinSCP which is free to download and use.

Please compress or zip the file before sending it, if possible. This will make the file smaller so that the transfer will be quicker and it will save space on the SFTP server.

In 2020, we introduced a new automated procedure to keep findIT up-to-date. This new process does not require human intervention unless there is a problem. Note that there a few changes to the FTP procedures and those changes are in bold font below.

Name your file with your findIT CT ID, followed by the date that you submitted the file in the format  YYYYMMDD. For example, the Middletown Library Service Center is CZLM, so if we submitted our file on July 1, 2022 it would be named: CZLM20220701. Don't know your library code? Use the spreadsheet on the "Library Codes" page to find your library's findIT CT library code.

  • Open your SFTP program
  • Go to host name:
  • There are new usernames and passwords (as of 2020): Please contact Gail Hurley ( for your new credentials.
  • Remove any directories you may have set up in your FTP software.
  • You do not need to specify a directory on the server. 
  • Close the connection and/or exit the SFTP program (depends on SFTP program you are using).

We also recommend that you do not upload more than once a month. 

Questions? Please contact us using the form below.

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Please hold off submitting any holdings the week of June 26.  There is an issue with the server that will be looked at next week for a fix.  When it is all set we'll remove this note.  Thank you for you patience in resolving this.


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