Skidmore retired faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to use the library's services and collections, as well as enjoy programs sponsored by the Lucy Scribner Library.
The Retiree Library Collection consists of materials – books (fiction and non-fiction), feature films, documentaries – that provide relevant information to our Skidmore community of retired employees. The collection was started with funding from an award from the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The 2012 award recognized Skidmore College’s innovative practices in supporting faculty retirement. All items purchased with the award are integrated into the library’s main collection and are shelved according to format and subject matter. Browse the collection using the Retiree Library Collection page, or search using the library catalog with the phrase "retiree library."
Retirees are encouraged to borrow materials found in the Library's Catalog (see specific policies below). Titles that may be of particular interest to Skidmore retirees can also be found using our Retiree Library Collection. Interlibrary Loan and ConnectNY services remain open to retired faculty only. Our Course Reserves system will be available to faculty or staff retirees who either matriculate or officially audit a class.
Librarians at the Lucy Scribner Library are available in person, by phone, through email, and through online chat. Retirees are welcome to contact us with specific or general questions.
Loan Policies for Retirees
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 CDs||Yes - 3 Days|
|Borrow Popular Collection Items||Yes - 1 Title/ 2 Weeks|
|Borrow Children's Literature Items||Yes - 3 Weeks/ 1 renewal|