Community & Outreach

The Melvil Dewey Library offers many services to community members. With a free "Community Borrower's Card" (valid photo id is required to obtain this card), community patrons may:

  • Borrow books
  • Use our Interlibrary Loan Service
  • Use the Internet using the library's computers (Community patrons do not have access to the wireless network)
  • Access articles using the library's databases while in the library

Free Online Resources for Community Users

  • Open WorldCat Search for and request books the library does not own.
  • NOVELny New York Online Virtual Electronic Library - Provides free access to online research databases for New York State residents.

Community User Guidelines

  • Borrowing Materials (Includes fines and renewal information.)
  • Computer Use A computer has been set aside specifically for community member use. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis with the understanding that our students have first priority. Please consult the "Computer Use" link for detailed information.
  • Patron Conduct