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Policies for Community Patrons

The Hermann Memorial Library welcomes guests who are not students, faculty or staff to utilize the library’s collections and computers in accordance with the following guidelines.

Library Cards

Guests have access to the Library’s book, periodical and database collections as well as study rooms for individual use during their visits to the Library. This includes access to the E-Book collections. Additionally, Sullivan County residents may obtain a county patron book borrower’s card for a yearly membership fee of $10. To obtain a card, a county patron must present adequate documentation to prove county residency. Acceptable documentation includes:

  • NYS driver’s license with county address
  • NYS non-driver ID with county address
  • Other photo ID and proof of address such as tax or utility bill to a county address in the name of the individual applying for a borrower’s card.

County patrons may check out up to eight books at a time. Book loans are for 21 days. Loans may be renewed one time as long as no one else has requested the items. County patrons may be billed for any lost, damaged or long overdue loans. County patron cards also allow the user to utilize interlibrary loan (ILL) service to obtain books and journal articles from other libraries. County patrons may borrow up to two ILL books at a time.

WiFi Access

All of SUNY Sullivan is wifi enabled. Speak to a librarian for login information. 

Library Computers

Guest patrons can access library computers by asking the librarian on duty to log them in. Library computers provide internet access and the Microsoft Office suite. Computer privileges for community patrons do not include printing. All policies as outlined in the “SUNY Sullivan Computer and Network Acceptable Use Policy,” the “SUNY Sullivan Computer and Network Use Policy for Non-Students” and “Computer Rules in the Library” are applicable.