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About Us: Library Services & Collections

Library Policies

The Ritz Library is your library.  It is also a community resource.  We ask the following. 


  • Be respectful of the people around you.
  • Help keep the library clean and comfortable.
  • Treat the space, furniture, and materials in the library with care. 
  • If you need to make a phone call please be considerate of those around you.
  • If you are listening to audio use earbuds/earphones so that people around you can’t hear it.  You can borrow earphones at the front desk with a DCC ID.
  • If you find broken furniture or damaged materials please alert library staff.

Food and Drink are allowed. 

  • Clean up and dispose of all leftovers and trash.  Sanitizing wipes, trash cans, and recycling bins are located throughout the library.
  • Accidents do happen – please report spills immediately to library staff.
  • We allow food and drink because learning requires fuel!  Help maintain these privileges for yourself and others by following the rules. 

Lost & Found

  • Check at the Circulation Desk for items you may have left behind.
  • Unclaimed items are turned over to Campus Security, which can be reached at (845) 431-8070.

For additional student policies, please see the Student Code of Conduct.


Due to limitations of space, the acceptance of gifts must be selective. The same standards will be used in accepting donated materials as are applied to purchases. Offers of gift collections should be accompanied by a list including the titles, authors, and dates of publication of the items. The library will send an acknowledgment letter. Library staff reserves the right to give away or dispose of unwanted gift items. The appraisal of gift items for the purposes of income taxes is the responsibility of the donor.

We are not able to accept:

  • Magazines
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Textbooks more than three years old

For accessibility concerns about the library website, please contact Tina Kiernan.