Borrowing Guidelines

While the primary purpose of Lucy Scribner Library is to provide service to the students, faculty, and staff of Skidmore College, the library is open to the public and guests are welcome to make use of print materials while on site. Books, audio-visual materials, and some audio-visual equipment circulate to qualified borrowers; materials in Special Collections and Reference, periodicals, and microfilms/forms do not circulate.

Choose your affilation:

Undergraduates

Book Loan Period 42 Days
Number of Checkouts Allowed 100
Number of Book Renewals Allowed  2
Borrow DVDs/VHS/CDs Yes - 3 Titles/ 3 Days
Borrow Reserve Items Yes - various loan periods
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks

Faculty

Book Loan Period 1 Year
Number of Checkouts Allowed 100
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow DVDs/VHS Yes - 3 Titles/ 3 Days
Borrow CDs Yes - 1 Year
Borrow Reserve Items Yes - various loan periods
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks

Staff

Book Loan Period 42 Days
Number of Checkouts Allowed 100
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS/CDs Yes - 3 Titles/ 3 Days
Borrow Reserve Items Yes - various loan periods
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks

Alumni

Alumni picture ID from Card Office required.

Book Loan Period 21 Days
Number of Checkouts Allowed 10
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS Yes - 3 Titles/ 3 Days
Borrow CDs Yes - 3 Days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal

Retired Faculty

Retired Faculty picture ID from Card Office required.

Book Loan Period 1 Year
Number of Checkouts Allowed 100
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 1
Borrow DVDs/VHS/CDs Yes - 3 Titles/ 3 days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks

Retired Staff

Retiree picture ID from Card Office required.

Book Loan Period 42 Days
Number of Checkouts Allowed 10
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS Yes
Borrow CDs Yes - 3 Days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal

Spouse

Skidmore Spouse ID from Card Office required.

Book Loan Period 21 Days
Number of Checkouts Allowed 10
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS No
Borrow CDs Yes - 3 Days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal

Friends of the Library

Students must be in the 9th grade or above and have a valid Saratoga county high school ID; all others must be at least 18 years old. Membership fees are non-refundable.

Book Loan Period 21 Days
Number of Checkouts Allowed 10
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS No
Borrow CDs Yes - 3 Days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal

Cost of Membership
(Fee is non-refundable)


High school students: $25/yr
Residents of Saratoga county: $50/yr
Residents of New York State: $75/yr
All others: $100/yr

Empire State Faculty & Staff (Saratoga Springs location only)

Valid faculty/staff ID required to process Courtesy card.

Book Loan Period 21 Days
Number of Checkouts Allowed 10
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS No
Borrow CDs Yes - 3 Days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal

Yaddo Scholars

Letter of introduction from Yaddo required to process Courtesy card.

Book Loan Period 21 Days
Number of Checkouts Allowed 10
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS No
Borrow CDs Yes - 3 Days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal

Direct Access Program (DAP)

Faculty/Staff/Students/AP Students of participating academic institutions with a DAP card. Librarians/library staff with DAP card from DAP participating libraries.

Book Loan Period 3 Weeks
Number of Checkouts Allowed 10
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS No
Borrow CDs Yes - 3 Days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal

ConnectNY Members

Faculty/Staff/Students of participating ConnectNY academic institutions with a valid ID from their home college or university.

Book Loan Period 3 Weeks
Number of Checkouts Allowed 10
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 2
Borrow DVDs/VHS No
Borrow CDs Yes - 3 Days
Borrow Popular Collection Items Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks
Borrow Children's Literature Items    Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal
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