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Access & Borrowing: Students

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. 

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm

View full calendar for exceptions

Borrowing Information

Borrowing

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

Returning

  • Return books to the Circulation 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.

Renewals

  • Items can be renewed over the phone, in person, or through your library account.
  • Renewals are permitted if fines are less than $10.00.
    • Hot topic books & Nooks may not be renewed.
    • Books with hold requests may not be renewed.

Overdue Materials

  • Fines accrue at a rate of 10 cents per book per day, including weekends & holidays. 
  • Overdue notices are sent on the next business day after a book is due. 

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 item.
    • 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.

Sign in button in top right corner

Course Reserves

Study Rooms

Five group study rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Study rooms cannot be reserved. 

  • Must present DCC SUNYCard.
  • Can be used for two hours at a time.
  • At least 2 students must be present. 
  • Study rooms cannot be renewed.
  • 6 patron maximum in each room. 

Virtual Appointments

Have a research paper due? Don't know where to start? Make an appointment for up to an hour with one of our librarians!

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