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Access to Resources in Other Libraries
When access to Nyack/ATS Libraries print resources is not possible, these options are available to you for accessing resources in other libraries.


NEW!  The ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program

The ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program provides in-person borrowing privileges to Nyack College/ATS students, faculty, and staff to physical collections from participating ACL institutions.  Library privileges and policies are determined by the lending library and may vary from those of the borrower’s home institution.

        How to Participate:

  • Contact a librarian to request participation in this program.
  • You will receive an email with a completed copy of the Authorization Form.  Sign and date the form in the space provided.  You must take the completed Authorization Form with your photo ID to the participating library.
Rockland County (NY) Reciprocal Borrowing Institutions

The following institutions have reciprocal borrowing agreements with our libraries.  To use this service, the borrower will present a current Nyack/ATS ID to borrow resources from these libraries.  Privileges and loan periods are determined by the lending library and may vary from those of the borrower’s home institution.

Public Libraries

A membership with your local public library will provide you with access to the collection locally and within the area, and give you Interlibrary Loan provisions.

Nyack College/ATS Area Public Library Systems

New York Public Library

Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge.  Your library card provides access to the resources and services of all New York Public Library locations in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.

College, Seminary,  and  University Libraries

Many college, university, and seminary libraries allow you to pay for an annual membership with defined access.

State or National Libraries

Check your state library access and privileges. Many state libraries give all residents access to valuable resources.  If you have access to the Library of Congress, you may register for a Reader Identification Card for on-site access to materials.

Your Alma Mater (Alumni Privileges)

The college or university that you previously attended may offer library privileges to alumni.  Contact the library at the institution to inquire about alumni borrowing privileges.