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Access & Borrowing: Faculty & Staff

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

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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 Hours

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

Intersession hours (May 7 - 23)

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

View full calendar for exceptions

Borrowing Information


  • Present your DCC SUNYCard card each time you wish to borrow library materials.
  • No limit on the number of items borrowed.
  • Normal borrowing period for circulating items is sixteen weeks. See our Loan Periods table for other items.  


  • Return books to the Circulaton Desk during library hours.
  • Return books to the outside book drop 24 hours a day. The book drop is located at the Creek Road entrance to Hudson Hall.
  • Return books to any SUNY campus library. 


  • Materials may be renewed in person, over the phone, or through your library account. 

Lost or Damaged Materials

  • Report any lost or damaged items to the library as soon as possible.
  • Lost or damaged fees are determined on a case by case basis.
    • Minimum lost or damaged fee is $50 per book.
    • Maximum lost or damaged fee is the item replacement cost. 

My Library Account

Access your library account from the Sign In link in the top right corner of RitzDiscovery. Enter your myDCC login and password to view your personal information, borrowing activity, and any fines that have accrued.  You can also place holds and renew library materials through your account. 

Please note that all students, faculty, and staff must have a DCC SUNYcard to use the library account features. Please visit Campus Security to obtain an ID card.

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