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Obtaining a Penfield Library Card


  • You must present a current student ID from a SUNY school which participates in the Open Access program.
  • No one else may use your Penfield Library Card.



What can I borrow?

You may borrow up to 10 items at a time (total).

Material TypeHow longHow manyRenewalsCan be recalled
Circulating Collection (books) 28 days 10 1 after 28 days
Browsing Collection (books) 28 days 10 1 after 28 days
Reference Collection (books) NA NA NA NA
Teaching Resource Center Materials 14 days 10 1 at any time
Audiobooks 28 days 10 1 at any time
Music CDs 14 days 5 1 at any time
Popular Videos 14 days 10 1 at any time
Instructional Media Collection Library use only NA NA NA
Laptops NA NA NA NA
Devices, Chargers, Etc. NA NA NA NA

Materials Penfield Library doesn't own

Open Access borrowers may not use Penfield's Interlibrary Loan system. If you need materials that Penfield Library does not own, we recommend that you ask your college's library to help you obtain them.

Fines and Penalties

Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if you have either:

  • any overdue items
  • any unpaid fines or fees

Borrowing privileges may be permanently withdrawn.

In addition to fines on overdue items, you will be billed for lost materials.

  • You will be sent 3 notices for overdue materials.
  • After the third notice, you will be invoiced for lost materials.
  • Lost materials are billed for replacement costs plus a $25 processing fee per item.
Material TypeFines per dayMaximum per item
Book .25 $10
Audiobook .25 $10
Music CD .50 $10
Video $1 $10
Recalled Item $2 $26