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CDLC participates an number of delivery services to facilitate interlibrary loan materials to member libraries.

Empire Library Delivery (ELD)


CDLC and the other 8 regional NYS library councils comprise ESLN. CDLC members are eligible for ESLN services, including ELD and continuing education. All ELD libraries are members of an ESLN council in order to utilize ELD. To verify whether a library is a member of a particular ESLN council, you can consult the individual council's website and check for their current member status. 

CDLC Libraries Currently Participating in ELD

Library  ELD Delivery Code 
 Albany Law School YZA
 The College of Saint Rose VJN
 Fulton-Montgomery Community College YJM
 Hudson Valley Community College VXV
 New York State Library NYG
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute YRM
 Russell Sage College ZRS
 Schenectady County Community College XJM
 Siena College VKM
 Skidmore College VZS
 SUNY Adirondack VJK
 SUNY Cobleskill WKM
 Union College ZWU
 University at Albany NAM
Upper Hudson Library System VUE

For Non ELD CDLC libraries

If you are a CDLC member not on ELD looking to deliver something via ELD please send it via your local courier with the outside of the transit bag labeled as 'UHLS/ILL' and it will be transferred. Please be sure to label the item clearly with its intended final destination.  

For any other questions please contact Empire Library Delivery at

Labeling for ELD

REQUIRED on all ELD labels:

  • Institution Name

  • Full Address

  • OCLC code

  • Hub

Please note, it is important to have a full return address on the package.  If a bag is mislabeled or somehow gets misdirected, the materials may be returned to sender. The format of the label is the same as if you are addressing an envelope.

Label example

Example of ELD label with library, address, symbol, hub, and return address correctly displayed.

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