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COVID ALERT:  Due to the continuing impacts of the COVID pandemic, only current Purchase College students, staff, and faculty with valid MORE Cards are allowed in the Library.

The Library is open only for official college business and is not open to the general public, in keeping with College Visitor Policy.

During normal circumstances, the following policy applies:

Purchase College Library is open to the public. Guests are welcome in public areas of the Library.

Guests may use the Library’s print and electronic resources on-site. For information on borrowing privileges for non-Purchase College users, see our policy on who can borrow and our Friends of the Library page.

Guests are permitted to use library computers and the PurchaseGuest wifi. To obtain a guest login for the public computers or the guest wifi password, please ask at the Circulation or Reference desks.

All guests must follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.

Purchase College affiliates have priority in using computers and peripherals. Guests may be denied access to computers during busy times. Please note that we do not provide printing privileges for guests. Library staff can print shorter items for guests at the staff member’s discretion. Due to our role as a Government Depository Library, staff will print federal government documents for guests. Guests may use scanners and are encouraged to use a USB drive or a Google Drive account to save scanned documents.

Guests are not permitted in private office areas, classrooms, group study rooms, or carrels except by invitation or permission from authorized Purchase College personnel. Only individuals with Purchase College ID cards are permitted in the Library at night, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.