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Community Use: Policies & Procedures

Library Use

As part of its tradition of continuing education and community service, the College offers the use of the library's facilities and collections to individuals who are not affiliated with the College.

Requirements for Community Borrower Library Card

· Must be a resident of the area that includes Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Broome, Herkimer, Madison, Greene and Schoharie


· Must be at least 18 years of age.

· Must not be currently enrolled in high school.  Separate arrangements with area high schools govern student borrowing of library


· Must present identification that shows their current mailing address. If the identification presented does not list a current mailing

   address, a piece of mail postmarked within the past 3 months will be accepted as proof of address.  A piece of mail by itself is not

   considered identification.

· Must complete application card.

Community Borrower library cards may be issued whenever the Circulation Desk of the library is open if the application process has been successful.  If not, circulating library materials already selected by the patron may be held for them at the Circulation Desk for a maximum of 5 days while they complete the application process.

There is no charge to the borrower for the card.  The card is valid for one year.   At the end of the year, the card may be renewed if there are no outstanding fines or overdue items.

The Community Borrower card is not transferable to other individuals.   Other adult family members will need to apply for their own card.

Cardholders need to report any change in address, phone number, or name at the Circulation Desk as soon as possible in order to update their record.