Open Access Borrower Program -- Library Privileges
The SUNY Open Access Borrower Program allows SUNY students, faculty, and staff with a valid SUNY ID to use the facilities and collections of all other SUNY libraries. This includes the ability to borrow books and other materials which normally circulate. To view policies and participating schools, see Open Access Overview and Participants on the SUNY Connect Policies page.
How does it work?
Present your UB Card at the participating SUNY library. If you are a student who desires "between semesters" borrowing privileges at a SUNY library other than on your "home" SUNY campus, you must provide evidence of pre-enrollment for the next semester.
What services does it provide?
Open Access Borrower Program participants are entitled to the same use of the collection as the library offers its own community.
Guest users of the UB Libraries may print from the library research stations at the cost of 10 cents per page. Printing requires the use of a Print/Copy Debit Card. The document iprint@ub has full instructions.
What are the borrowing policies?
For UB students, faculty and staff going to another library:
- Open Access Borrower Program participants are entitled to the same use of the collection as the library offers its own community. Books may be borrowed subject to the restrictions of the host library.
For Open Access Borrower Program participants from other SUNY institutions visiting UB:
- Loan period is 4 weeks
- Renew online on or before due date. Use My Library Card
- Up to 25 items can be checked out at one time
- Overdue fines: 50 cents per day, per item
- A Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card is needed for borrowing privileges. If eligibility requirements are met, the card can be obtained at any University Libraries' Circulation Desk.
Related help pages:
- Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card (blue card)
- Services for Libraries' Guests and Visitors
- Guest Use of Library Facilities and Collections
- Access to the Collections
- Circulation Loan Period Information
- Computing in the Libraries
- Paying Library Fines and Charges
Last Update: July 2013