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Borrowing Privileges and Computer Access

Borrowing

Those with current SU I.D. or Guest Borrower cards have borrowing privileges as outlined in the table below. Other visitors may use library resources in-house. Those who wish to have another SU-affiliated individual borrow materials on their behalf may request that a proxy user be created by Libraries staff for them. Individuals are responsible for all materials checked out in their name and for all fines and charges. The table below lists the services available to the various patron groups.

Borrowing and Computer Access

Borrowing and Computer Access
For

Loan Period for Books

Remote Database Access

Interlibrary Loan

Library Computer Use

Loaner Technology and Study Rooms

SU Undergraduate Students

28 days

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ESF Undergraduate Students 

28 days

No

No

Yes

Yes

SU Graduate Students, SU Post-Doctoral Students

Full- and part-time matriculated and non-matriculated graduate/post-doctoral students.

1 year

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ESF Graduate Students

Full- and part-time matriculated and non-matriculated graduate students.

16 weeks

No

No

Yes

Yes

SU Faculty, SU Adjunct Faculty

The University determines faculty status; it is not assigned by the Libraries.

Fixed annual due date

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ESF Faculty 

ESF determines faculty status; it is not assigned by the Libraries.

Fixed annual due date

No

No

Yes

Yes

SU Staff

Full- and part-time staff. Does not include temporary employees.

16 weeks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ESF Staff 

Full- and part-time staff. Does not include temporary employees.

16 weeks

No

No

Yes

Yes

SU Emeriti faculty

Retired SU faculty with emeritus status conferred by the University.

Fixed annual due date

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Retired SU Faculty and Staff

28 days, 20 item limit

No

No

No

No

SU Distance Learning Students

(Visit the Distance Learning page)

28 weeks

Yes

Articles only

Yes

Yes

SU and ESF Alumni
To obtain your Guest Borrower card, please present your Alumni ID card at the Circulation Desk.

28 days, 20 item limit

No

No

Yes

No

Project Advance Students

28 days

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Sponsored Researchers
Sponsored Researchers are formally sponsored by an SU academic department or unit, and have been assigned an SU I.D. for a defined period of time. To apply for this access, complete and submit a Sponsored Researcher Remote Access form.

1 year

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Visiting Researchers
Visiting Researchers who are not affiliated with SU may apply for access to the Libraries' computers for a specific research project for up to two weeks. To apply for this access, complete and submit a Visiting Researcher Computer Access form.

Not Applicable

No

No

Yes

No

SU Faculty/Staff Spouses and Dependents

28 days, 20 item limit

No

No

Yes

No

Library Donors (Minimum $100 annual gift to the Libraries)

May apply for free Guest Borrower Card account.

28 days, 20 item limit

No

No

No1

No

Upstate Medical University Faculty, Staff, and Students

May apply for free Guest Borrower Card account.

28 days, 20 item limit

No

No

No1

No

Onondaga Community College Faculty, Staff, and Students

May apply for free Guest Borrower Card account.

28 days, 20 item limit

No

No

No1

No

LeMoyne College Faculty, Staff, and Students

May apply for free Guest Borrower Card account.

28 days, 20 item limit

No

No

No1

No

ESF Continuing Education Program

May apply for free Guest Borrower Card account.

28 days, 20 item limit

No

No

No1

No

Guest Borrower Account

See Policy and Procedure for account information

Available for a fee ($25/month; $50/semester; $100/year).

28 days, 5 item limit (on account at any time)

No

No

No1

No

Guest Borrower Corporate/Organization Account

See Policy and Procedure for account information

Available for a fee (Not-for-Profit $75/semester or $150/year; For-Profit $150/semester or $300/year).

28 days, 5 item limit (on account at any time)

No

No

No1

No


Borrowing privileges are contingent upon continued eligibility and compliance with all borrowing rules and library usage policies.  The library reserves the right to cancel borrowing privileges and forward unpaid charges to a collections agency.

Any library patron may access the library catalog through quick look-up stations located on floors 1-5 of Bird Library. Please see the Computer Use Policy for additional information regarding in-library computer use.



1 Any library patron may use their laptop or personal mobile device to access the University’s AirOrange wireless network as a guest.
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