For Community Residents

This page lists the library privileges and responsibilities for area residents using the SUNY Adirondack Library.

Using Library Computers

  • Area residents must:
    • Sign in on arrival at the IT Help Desk on the main floor. 
    • Obtain a community borrower card to use a computer or borrow books.
      • Present a photo ID at the Circulation Desk to get a card.
      • See book loan periods to the right.
      • Bring your card when you visit the library.
  • To use a computer:
    • Bring your community borrower card with you to show to the librarian at the reference desk. 
    • The librarian will log you on to a computer.
    • Printing is not an option for community users, as a cost-saving measure as of July, 2015.
      • Upload to Google Drive or other online storage or use a USB.
      • Neither free nor paid printing is available for community members. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Wi-fi: Community residents may use the Guest wi-fi network log-in, with either a phone or laptop. 
  • Area residents may use library databases on campus, using library computers. 
    • Due to licensing restrictions, subscription databases (reference, e-book and article databases) require a college network username and password for off-campus access. 

Hill Collection (Local History)


Here's how long various items may be borrowed. Borrow materials by showing a photo ID at the circulation desk. 


  • Books: 16 weeks
  • DVDs: 2 weeks
  • Print periodicals, Reference Books, Course Reserves, Hill Collection: Library use only

Faculty and Staff:

  • Books: 16 weeks
  • DVDs, print periodicals: 2 weeks
  • Reference Books, Course Reserves, Hill Collection: Library use only

Community Members:

  • Books: 30 days 
  • DVDs, print periodicals, Reference Books, Hill Collection: Library use only 

More information for library user categories is linked on tabs on the library's home page.

Studying and Reading

  • Area residents are invited to study in the library and read magazines, newspapers and books.
  • Area high school students may obtain community borrower cards by showing a driver's license with a local address. Otherwise, a parent can obtain a community borrower card with her/his driver's license or other photo ID with a local address. 
  • Community residents should use their public library to request materials through interlibrary loan. 

College Code of Conduct

Local residents who use the library's resources must abide by the college's Code of Conduct, computer use policy and other policies. 

  • Those who do not abide by these practices will have computer use privileges revoked.
  • Those who do not abide by the campus Code of Conduct may be asked to leave campus by peace officer personnel.

Community residents must use library computers in a responsible manner, as stated in the Computer Use Policy:

  • Librarians reserve the right to ask community members to shorten their computer time at any point.
  • Guests should not attempt to fix or interfere with computer equipment.
  • Guests may not use the computers for personal profit or run a business from the library computers.

Infractions to the college's Code of Conduct include:

  • harassment of any person, including employees
  • disorderly, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct or expression
  • persistent acts of willful disobedience or defiance towards college staff.


The library is not accepting donations at this time. 

Damage to Library Materials

  • Please treat library materials respectfully.
  • Theft or destruction of library material is a criminal offense, punishable by jail time and fines up to $10,000. Those who intentionally mark, write on or otherwise mutilate library materials will be responsible for any damage and face fines and be prosecuted under Section 264 of the New York State Education Law, or Section 145.00 (Criminal mischief in the fourth degree) Criminal Mischief, New York State Penal Law. There are additional federal laws against harming library material, linked below.
  • Hiding or trying to take library materials is a violation of the law.

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