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Crumb Library
315-267-2485

Crane Library
315-267-2451

Policies

Borrowing Policies

Library Card

You must present your library card to borrow materials.

  • Faculty, Staff and Students: Your SUNY ID card serves as your library card.
  • Community  and Associated Colleges Borrowers: Go to the circulation desk at either the Crane or Crumb Library with photo identification, drivers license or student ID to obtain a library card.

Fees, Replacement Charges and Appeals

  • 2-5 days late (depends on format of borrowed materials.  Shorter loan periods have shorter periods before considered "late") – $5 dollar late fee - for students, charged to their college bill
  • 5-15 days late (depends on format of borrowed materials) or returned damaged – Charge to replace the item, including a processing fee - for students, charged to their college bill. These charges are non-refundable and are substantial.  Once it goes over to the college billing office, it is out of the libraries' control.  Return or renew your items on time to avoid this!  The non-refundable policy applies to YOU.
  • Please see the College Libraries Appeal Process for appealing a fee.
  • SUNY Potsdam students - when outstanding charges remain on your college bill, the Office of Student Accounts will charge late fees and place a hold against your college record.
  • Community borrowers and College Faculty and Staff will be blocked from using library services until the fees are paid.

Distance Learning Students

Do you take classes at Jefferson Community College?

You can request books, articles, and other library materials (including those owned by SUNY Potsdam) through interlibrary loan at JCC or Potsdam. For more information see Get books or Articles From JCC or Potsdam.

Are you taking online classes?

If you need physical materials (e.g. paper books) from the library and live outside of nearby zip codes, you may discuss your need for library materials with Holly Chambers at 315-267-3312.

Borrowing periods by item/user

  Students Faculty

Community

Patrons

Associated

Colleges

Patrons

Books

28 days

up to 3 renewals

Academic Year -

-Due at end of Spring Semester

-up to 2 renewals

Summer Session -

-Due at end of summer

-up to 2 renewals

28 days

up to 3 renewals

limit of 5 items

28 days

up to 3 renewals

limit of 5 items
Audio CDs/Records

Crane Library -

-3 hours, library use only

Crumb Library -

-5 days

14 days regardless of the library

Crane Library -

-3 hours, library use only

Crumb Library -

-5 days

Crane Library -

-3 hours, library use only

Crumb Library -

-5 days

DVDs & VHS tapes

Crane Library -

-3 hours, library use only

Crumb Library -

-5 days

14 days regardless of the library

Crane Library -

-3 hours, library use only

Crumb Library -

-5 days

-Limit of 2 items

Crane Library -

-3 hours, library use only

Crumb Library -

-5 days

-Limit of 2 items

Laptops 5 hours 5 hours limited to SUNY Potsdam users limited to SUNY Potsdam users
Headphones due at closing due at closing limited to SUNY Potsdam users limited to SUNY Potsdam users
Digital Cameras 2 days 2 days limited to SUNY Potsdam users limited to SUNY Potsdam users
Items on Reserve 3 hours or 2 days depending on item 3 hours or 2 days depending on item limited to SUNY Potsdam users limited to SUNY Potsdam users