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The official policies of the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries

College Libraries Appeal Process

Libraries are shared resources, built upon the principle that materials belong to the library's community of users, not to any single user within the community. The College Libraries' borrowing policies and procedures are designed to support this principle, and it is expected that every user will return borrowed materials to the Libraries on time and in good condition for the next user.

In the case that borrowed material is not returned or is damaged, and overdue, processing and/or replacement costs are assessed, a user may appeal these charges by sending a written appeal to the Director of the College Libraries, Lauren Jackson-Beck. All appeals must be received within 10 days of the assessment of the charges being communicated via email to the user. The appeal should address the action the user is requesting and reasons why the library should consider the request.  A written decision to the user will be issued within five weekdays of receipt of the appeal.  For students, if no appeal is received within 10 days, the charges will be sent to the Student Billing Office and applied to the student's college bill.

Written appeals may be sent to Lauren Jackson-Beck at Crumb Library - SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676 or via e-mail to Lauren Jackson-Beck – Appeals may be left with the secretary in Room 127 in Crumb Library. Responses to the appellant will include names and addresses as necessary for continued appeals.


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

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SUNY Potsdam College Libraries
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676