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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster

Policies & Services: Borrowing Materials

Covid Update

The library building is currently closed. Librarians are working remotely. 

Library Services Accessible Remotely for Fall 2020

Current students, faculty and staff: Request books for contactless pickup using the Library Catalog. You will receive an email when your item(s) can be picked up. You must schedule a pickup time and complete the campus health screening before picking up your item(s).

Library Privileges by Patron Type

Students - SUNY Ulster Identification Cards are your library card. IDs are issued at the Security office. Students will need a copy of their class schedule and a photo ID. All students have full interlibrary loan privileges.

Loan Periods:

  • Books - 16 weeks or end of semester, 1 renewal
  • DVDs, CDs, periodicals - 30 days, 1 renewal
  • Reserves, laptops, headphones - in library use only, due at closing

Faculty & Staff - Your employee ID card is your library card.

Loan Periods:

  • Books - 16 weeks, 1 renewal*
  • DVDs, CDs, periodicals - 30 days, 1 renewal

*Adjunct faculty loan period for books is 16 weeks or end of current semester.

Loan Periods (10 item limit per person):

  • Books - 30 days, 1 renewal
  • DVDs, CDs, periodicals - 7 days, 1 renewal


Renewing your loan

Material that has not been requested by another patron may be renewed. Renew materials:

Request Items

If an item is checked out, you can request the item to be held for you when it is returned (excluding Course Reserves). You may also submit an interlibrary loan request through DiscoverDeWitt. KCSU Students may request items to be delivered from Stone Ridge to Kingston. 

For Fall 2020, all physical library materials, excluding course reserves, may be requested for contactless pickup.

Returning Items

All materials should be returned to the library book drop. Campus health screening protocols must be followed before proceeding to the book drop.

Overdue Items

A courtesy email will be sent 7 days before an item's due date. Three emails will be sent at 7, 14, and 21 days overdue.
If the material is not returned after the third email is sent, you will receive an invoice for any material not returned. A hold will be placed on your student account until the item is returned or the replacement amount is paid.

Account Blocks

Unpaid invoices will result in a hold being placed on your account. A hold will result in the loss of borrowing privileges and the inability to register for classes, view grades, and receive transcripts. Return overdue items or pay the invoiced amount to have the hold removed. Contact the Circulation Desk for more information (845-687-5213).