Patrons can request and complete the check in/out process of library circulation items. To borrow materials, patrons must present a valid college ID card. Patrons may also use this card to borrow materials from the libraries at St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, or any other SUNY College. Associated Colleges’ students and other community members may also borrow materials from Southworth Library after registration.
CAUTION! DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE BORROW LIBRARY MATERIALS ON YOUR I.D. CARD. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MATERIAL CHECKED OUT ON YOUR I.D.
Library loan periods vary based on the demand for the item. Loan periods are established when items are checked out. All materials must be returned on or before the established due date in the condition that they were in at the time of loan. Borrowers will be charged a replacement cost and processing fee for materials that are not returned or are damaged upon return. Incurred fees must be paid by the borrower at the Student Accounts Office in the One Hop Shop.
Interlibrary loan provides patrons with the opportunity to request items not available though the Southworth Library. Requested materials may take up to a week or longer depending on the location of the lending library and demand for the item. Interlibrary loan is available to SUNY Canton students, faculty, and staff only. Interlibrary loans must be returned in the same condition that they were loaned in on or before the established due date. Missing or damaged items will incur replacement and processing fees that must be paid by the borrower. Incurred fees must be paid by the borrower at the Student Accounts Office in the One Hop Shop
The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is if the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.