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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

Sullivan County residents may obtain a county patron book borrower’s card. 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 resources at a time. Book loans are for 30 days, and DVD/CD loans are for 7 days. Loans may be renewed 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) services to obtain books and journal articles from other libraries from other SUNY colleges and around the world. County patrons may borrow up to two ILL books at a time. 

County patrons also have access to our online databases, e-books, and other online resources while visiting campus.

All guests, regardless of resident status, have access to the Library's periodicals, communal study space, public computers, free WiFi, and staff assistance during their visits to the Library.

WiFi Access

All of SUNY Sullivan is WiFi enabled. Use the open account "Sullivan WiFi Guest."

Library Computers

Guest patrons can access library computers by asking the library staff 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.