(CNY) is a consortium of New York State
and the Center for Research Libraries
that lend and borrow books from a shared catalog
Founded in 2003 with Mellon Foundation
funding, CNY "supports resource sharing and enhancement of services to users through programs in cooperative collecting, access to electronic resources and physical collections, and expedited interlibrary loan and document delivery."
In 2010, CNY became an incorporated 501 (c)3 non-profit organization
in New York State. At that time, CNY consisted of 15 libraries and 16 collections (CRL's holding were incorporated into the catalog).