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Erie 2 School Library System: ILL

The Erie 2 School Library System site.


B.A.C.O.N. is a regional union catalog comprised of the library records from four school library systems in Western New York. There are over 300 public and private schools in those systems. As of January 2020, we have nearly 1.2 million titles and 3.4 million holdings!

Erie 2 BOCES ILL Policy

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Training Documentation

Academic ILL

The SLS has made arrangements to allow the borrowing on physical materials from SUNY Fredonia. The library has created a search interface that should limit to the physical items they have in their collection. You can find the search and more information here:

Once materials have been found, requests for materials can be made using the Google form found here:

Please provide as much information as possible. Requests are picked up and delivered on Thursdays from the SUNY Fredonia Library and brought to the SLS offices before being sent out to the requesting district.

Materials are generally loaned for 16 weeks.


Update Cycle

The regional union catalog is updated throughout the calendar year and each WNY school library system has records refreshed on a 1-year cycle and individual times of the year. Schools using the OPALS ILS are automatically updated live and are indicated by the multiple colors in the holding information. The schedule below is an estimate and is contingent upon availability and school year calendars:

  • Cattaraugus-Allegany SLS - Mid-late February/early March.
  • Erie 2 SLS - Mid-May/June.
  • Orleans-Niagara SLS - Late October/early November.
  • Erie 1 SLS - December.

System Requirements

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Version 80.0 and higher


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Version 68.6 and higher

Copyright Restrictions

This notice is posted in compliance with Title 37 C. F. R., Chapter II, Part 201.14

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

The Videos and DVDs in the Union Catalog are listed for informational purposes only. All Videos and DVDs are subject to copyright law and may be subject to contractual use limitations covering site, term, home use only, etc., which restrict interlibrary lending. Every school district library is cautioned to carefully review all contracts by which it secured copies of such works for any use and loan restrictions and abide by the terms of such contracts.