Interlibrary Loan

Libraries: Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley is a higher education consortium composed of four academic institutions located within twelve miles of one another in the villages of Canton and Potsdam in the St. Lawrence Valley of Northern New York.

Students, faculty, and staff of the four institutions may use all libraries and collections on site for research and study. A direct borrowing agreement allows students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from the general circulating collection of all libraries. Borrowing in person may be done on presentation of a valid identification card.

Responsibilities and Restrictions:

  • All borrowing is subject to the rules of the lending institution. The borrower bears the responsibility for understanding the policies of the lending library and for the materials borrowed from the time of checkout until the item is returned.
  • Materials borrowed from another library may be returned through the library at the borrower’s home institution.
  • Borrowers are expected to respect due dates and recalls and to respond to all notices. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not relieve the borrower of responsibility for returning materials on time.
  • Lending libraries will assess fees for repair or replacement of damaged or lost materials. The borrower’s home institution may be asked to cooperate in the collection of such fees.
  • Lending libraries may limit the number of items loaned to students, faculty and staff of other Associated Colleges’ libraries.
  • Borrowers not complying in full with library policies may be subject to administrative sanctions at their home institution and may be denied further loans.

Clarkson University

Clarkson is a nationally ranked research university located in Potsdam, New York offering comprehensive programs in business, engineering, arts and sciences and health sciences. As a student-centered institution, Clarkson emphasizes a dynamic collaborative approach to learning through programs that span boundaries across disciplines and outstanding focused research.

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SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton provides an accessible, affordable, high-quality education to students in New York and beyond. With diverse academic programs and a focus on real-world application, our hands-on education SUNY College of Technology at Canton prepares students for successful careers. The College offers 23 bachelor’s degrees, 22 associate degrees, and 7 one-year professional certificate programs. SUNY Canton OnLine offers 8 bachelor’s degrees, and more than 370 courses, fully online, so students can access our outstanding programs from anywhere with internet access. Ranked among the top U.S. Colleges for being military-friendly and environmentally focused, SUNY Canton invests in the potential of each of its

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SUNY Potsdam

The State University of New York at Potsdam prepares students to act as engaged global citizens and to lead lives enriched by critical thought, creativity and discovery. As an inclusive scholarly community rooted in its historic role in providing exemplary teacher and music education and leadership in the fine and performing arts, SUNY Potsdam is committed to the liberal arts and sciences as an academic foundation.
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St. Lawrence University

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

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