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Community Users / Visitors

Community users may:

  • Obtain a community patron borrower's card by presenting photo ID at the circulation desk. 
  • Borrow "regular" library material such as books, DVD's, maps, etc, subject to our Borrowing Policies. (Limit of 5 books and 2 DVDs at a time for community borrowers.)
  • Use the computers just to the right of the Help desk for Government Documents requiring other programs (e.g. spreadsheets of Census data) and to print (there is a nominal charge per page).  To log in, username is Internet and the password is internet.
  • Request Interlibrary Loan privileges by filling out the ILL community borrower form.


Community users may not:

  • Borrow equipment such as digital cameras or laptops
  • Borrow items which have been placed on reserve for student use
  • Use group study rooms


Database access

Off-campus access to SUNY Potsdam library databases is unavailable to those without an active campus computer account (CCA) due to licensing restrictions. If you are a New York State resident, you can access databases freely through your local public library, the New York State Library's NOVELNY, and the New York Public Library (apply for an NYPL card here).

Access to databases from on-campus computers or on-campus guest wi-fi users is dependent upon the licensing restrictions of the database.  Those with more restrictive limitations will require a CCA username and password for access.


Crumb Library: 315-267-2485
Crane Library: 315-267-2451

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SUNY Potsdam College Libraries
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676