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Access to the Libraries

During College Breaks and Summer

Vassar Libraries are open to the public during winter and spring breaks and during the summer.  Check the College Calendar for dates. 

During the Regular Semester

The following visitors may use the library when Vassar is in session:

  • Students from local colleges with a Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) referral card from their reference librarians: 1 day or 1-2 week periods for special research projects.  In-house use only.
  • Students from other colleges with a letter of introduction from their home library
  • External scholars:  please see information on becoming a Guest borrower
  • Members of the public needing to use government documents (see a Research Librarian for assistance, get temporary access card).  For information about the documents collection, see Documents Collections.
  • Family and guests of members of the Vassar community (accompanied by that person; need temporary access card). (Officially recognized family members of the Vassar community may use their Vassar ID cards to check materials out.)

Library staff may ask users to present a valid Vassar ID or temporary access card (available from the Research Department).

For more information, call the Circulation Desk, 845 437-5760.  For information about access to other Vassar libraries, see Art LibraryMusic Library, or Archives and Special Collections.   For information about access for persons with disabilities, see Library Services for Persons with Disabilities.