Services for Visitors

Welcome to Penfield Library!  The information below is for visitors not affiliated with SUNY Oswego, but who wish to use the library's collections and/or services.

Borrowing Policies


  • Visitors are welcome to use the library's desktop computers. Ask a librarian to log you on with a guest account and explain applicable restrictions.
  • Printing is available for $0.15 per page. Please pay for printouts at the Check-Out & Reserves Desk.
  • Due to network security issues, visitors cannot be logged in as a community member using their personal laptop, or a mobile device.
    • If you are a campus visitor sponsored by a department and require access to the campus wireless network, please contact your department to request a guest account. The library does not create guest wireless accounts for visitors; we only provide access to the Internet from public desktop computers.


  • Visitors may use library databases using the library's computers. Please ask a librarian at the Research Help Desk to log you in as a community user.  Due to database licensing restrictions, off campus access is not available to visitors. Please see your local public library for remote access to electronic resources.
  • Residents of New York State may also wish to make use of: