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Guest and Community Borrowing: Ulster County

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

SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz LogoSojourner Truth Library
300 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
https://library.newpaltz.edu/

Guest borrowing options: Interested borrowers can become a “Friend of the Library” for a fee and enjoy borrowing privileges. The friends card is $30.00 a year. Applications are available at the library check-out desk.

Check out / Lending policies: Friends of the Library can borrow up to five books at a time with a loan period of four weeks.

On-Site access: Non-affiliated patrons of SUNY New Paltz can use the library’s collections in house (with the exception of reserve items). Guests can request to use a desktop computer, although students always have first priority for available computers.

View the borrowing policy here.

SUNY Ulster

Macdonald DeWitt Library
491 Cottekill Drive
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
https://www.sunyulster.edu/library/

Guest borrowing options: Residents of Ulster County may register for community borrower status at no cost. A photo ID with current address is required. Library cards are issued by Public Safety during regular business hours. Reciprocal agreements are in place for all SUNY students and faculty.

Check out / Lending policies: The Community Borrowers card allows users to take up to 10 items at a time. DVDs, CDs and periodicals are also available for loan, with a shorter lending period. Materials put on reserve by the faculty are limited to SUNY Ulster students. 

On-Site access: The public can access materials on-site but SUNY Ulster students are given priority if there is a conflict for space or services. Guest wifi is available through an online registration form. Community Borrowers can also view materials in the Local History Room. Appointments are encouraged to guarantee access. Appointment times vary and can be made by calling the library or online at https://libcal.sunyulster.edu/appointments/tess.

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