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Guest and Community Borrowing: Orange County

A directory of academic libraries with borrowing options available for community members and guests.

Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary College LogoKaplan Family Library and Learning Center
330 Powell Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550
https://www.msmc.edu/library/

Guest borrowing options: Borrower cards are available at Mount Saint Mary for alumni, participants in the Newburgh Library Collaborative (patrons of Newburgh Free Library and SUNY Orange), and community members. Community members must pay a $20 dollar fee annually for a visitor’s card. Library services can also be arranged for students at Newburgh Free Academy.

Check-out / Lending policies: Reciprocal and community borrowers can borrow circulating books in the main library collection for 28 days.

On-site access: Anyone can visit when the library is open. There are designated computers available for visitor internet use and access to the library’s e-resources. Campus visitors must fill out the Mount's health screener and present it at the gate. The screener will ask guests to self-report their vaccination status. Visitors must wear masks for any inside events; masks remain optional for outside events, though social distancing will be encouraged. 

View the borrowing policy here.

SUNY Orange

SUNY Orange Logo115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
https://sunyorange.edu/library/

Guest borrowing options: All SUNY, Newburgh Free Academy, and Mount Saint Mary students have free borrowing privileges at SUNY Orange. County residents can become borrowers for a $5 annual fee.

Check-out / Lending policies: Resident borrowers can check out five books at a time. Newburgh Free Library and Mount Saint Mary students can borrow up to ten items for 30 days. SUNY students have the same borrowing privileges as SUNY Orange students.

On-site access: Orange County residents and other visitors not affiliated with the college can use on-site computers with some limitations. There is a maximum of 90 minutes for computer time, and it must be used for research purposes only. Orange students, staff, and faculty always take priority for available computers.

View the borrowing policy here.

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
21 South Elting Corners Road | Highland, NY 12528
Phone: (845) 883-9065
www.senylrc.org