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Information about the policies and services of the Francis U. and Mary F. Ritz Library.

Access & Borrowing During COVID-19

Borrowing Physical Items

The library building is currently closed. Curbside pick-up is available for selected library materials. If you would like to borrow books, please contact us at accessservices@sunydutchess.edu

Interlibrary loan (ILLiad) and SUNY Resource Sharing for physical books are also suspended until further notice. Interlibrary loan requests are available for articles. Follow the links in RitzDiscovery to request an article that is not available through our online resources. 

Scanning and loaning of reserve books is not available while the library is closed. 

Items on Loan 

Items on loan can be renewed in RitzDiscovery (renewal instructions) or via email at accessservices@sunydutchess.edu

Overdue fines for items due on or after March 6, 2020 will be waived until further notice.  

Items can be returned to the 24-hour book drop at the Creek Road entrance to Hudson Hall. 

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Contact Information

Location: Hudson Hall, 3rd floor

General Library Questions: (845) 431-8630

Circulation Desk: (845) 431-8639

Reference Desk: (845) 431-8634

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Library Location

The Francis U. & Mary F. Ritz Library entrance is located on the third floor of Hudson Hall. 

Technology & Printing

The following technology and printing resources are available at the Ritz Library.  

  • Over 50 computer workstations with Internet access
  • Over 10 Chromebooks with Internet access
  • Full Microsoft Office Suite on all computers (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & Publisher)
  • Free Scanner available in the Printer Room
  • Black & white copiers
    • Color copying is not available
    • Copies are 10 cents per page (cash only)
  •  Free black & white printing from all computers with your DCC SUNYCard
    • Color printing is not available
    • If you are a visitor, visit the Technology or Reference Desks for printing options. 
  • Wireless printing
  • Accommodative Services workstation with magnifier
  • Items available for in-library use:
    • Headphones
    • Portable DVD players
    • VHS players
    • Scientific calculators

Quiet Study

Quiet study areas and rooms are available throughout the library. Please ask for assistance in locating these areas at any library service desk. 

Library Hours

The library building is closed. Remote services are available. AskUs24/7 is available 24 hours a day. 

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday - Sunday Closed
July 5 (holiday) Closed

View full calendar for exceptions

Visitors

Visitors are welcomed and may use our books, periodicals, newspapers and computers while in the library. 

Visitors may be eligible for borrowing privileges. Please visit the Circulation Desk to inquire about eligibility.

Food Policy

Food is not permitted in the library. 

Beverages in non-spill containers may be brought into the library; however, they cannot be left near computers or laptops. Hudson Hall has several seating areas, outside of the library, where food is permitted.