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A Guide for Visitors to the Hermann Memorial Library


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


Guests may access library computers for one daily session of up to an hour’s duration. Library computers are intended for Internet and database research as well as email access but not for entertainment or recreational purposes. In order to monitor the limitation of one session per day, guests must sign in and may be asked to show a picture ID before staff members log them on to the computers. Computer printing costs 25¢ per sheet and may be picked up at the circulation desk. The library does not provide access to word processing software. 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. These documents are available in the library.

For additional computer time and access to word-processing software, guests also may utilize the campus computer labs for $5 per hour. Payment should be made at the student billing counter in Gold Founders Hall (lower J building) during their regular business hours of 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.


Guests may utilize the library’s book, periodical and database collections as well as study rooms for individual use during their visits to the library. 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 three times 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.