Open Access to State University Libraries, Procedures for
January 30, 1974
This procedure item applies to:
This procedure covers the processes supporting the policy on open access to the resources of the State University of New York (University) by members of the University community.
A. Borrowing of Library Materials
2. Eligible members of the University are those persons currently enrolled in or employed by a campus of the State University of New York. Members of the University who are continuing their association with the University in the next full semester are also eligible for open-access privileges between semesters.
3. The lending library will establish identification of the borrower. The lending library will maintain adequate records of its open-access registrants.
4. The borrower is subject to such rules and regulations as are established by a lending campus for its own community, including those rules, which govern access to, and the availability of library materials, loan periods, recalls, and delinquency fees.
2. The home campus will intercede on behalf of the lending library, on request for the return of materials and any associated fees. The home library has ultimate responsibility for the return of overdue materials and for payment to the lending library of unremitted delinquency fees and lost item charges.
3. The lending library, in accordance with its existing policies, will determine replacement costs for library materials.
4. Open-access privileges will be withdrawn from any user, given evidence of abuse.
a. number of items borrowed by users from other University libraries listed by library;
b. status of borrowers by library; and
c. broad subject classification of items borrowed, grouped by the library of the borrower.
2. These statistics will be reported to, and reviewed by, the office of the library and information services as requested. The office of library and information services will make such statistics available as appropriate.
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There are no related procedures relevant to this procedure.
The following link to FindLaw's New York State Laws is provided for users' convenience; it is not the official site for the State of
NYS Education Law § 249-a (Libraries of public institutions of higher education; access and use).
In case of questions, readers are advised to refer to the New York State Legislature site for the menu of New York State Consolidated
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