Answered By: UAlbany Libraries
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020     Views: 30

Yes, during normal times we are open to the public.  Community members may use library collections within the buildings.

For borrowing privileges, we offer a courtesy borrower program that provides access to circulation services for a $50 annual fee ($25 for people 63 and older). 

Guest computer access is only available at the University Library.  Please ask for a guest pass at the service desk in the lobby

NOTE: Due to the pandemic, the University Libraries are closed to community members.  In addition, we are no longer accepting new courtesy borrower patrons, and we are not renewing borrowing privileges for existing courtesy borrowers whose privileges are expiring. Anyone interested in obtaining materials from our collections should work with their local library to place a request through ILL. We are happy to provide access to our collections via ILL.

Existing courtesy borrowers are currently able to request materials for curbside pickup at Dewey. In the event that the University moves into a pause (i.e., move to remote learning), borrowing privileges will be suspended for existing courtesy borrowers, too. Again, courtesy borrowers may request materials through their local libraries and we will send materials to other libraries.

We look forward to reinstituting the courtesy borrower program once we make it through the pandemic.