Colby-Sawyer and New London Libraries Open Their Doors to Each Other
Colby-Sawyer College and the Town of New London have partnered to increase the library resources available to town residents and college employees.
Staff from both libraries worked together to create A Memo of Understanding between The Susan Colgate Cleveland Library/Learning Center and the Tracy Memorial Library, which went into effect on March 1, 2012. The agreement will be reviewed on Sept. 1, 2012, and is expected to be renewed annually.
Colby-Sawyer College is New London's largest taxpayer, and the agreement allows all 357 full-time and permanent part-time Colby-Sawyer employees, as well as our 88 colleagues employed by Sodexo in Dining Services and Facilities, to obtain library cards from Tracy Library. The cards will allow employees to check out books and other circulating media such as audio books and films.
Colby-Sawyer students' access to the Tracy Library resources will remain unchanged. Current Colby-Sawyer students may borrow circulating materials from Tracy Library at no charge with the presentation of a current and valid Colby-Sawyer College ID; payment of a refundable deposit (currently $20); and establishing an account that provides Tracey library with the student's permanent home billing address.
Conversely, residents and taxpayers in New London and Elkins may obtain a library card for the Susan Colgate Cleveland Library. The card allows local residents to borrow books, films and other circulating materials. Payment of one dollar will be due when obtaining the card to cover costs. (The $1 fee is not charged to members of the Friends of the Library.)
However, residents' borrowing privileges at the college library do not include interlibrary loans and materials on reserve (unless the patron is an enrolled student in a course). Local residents will not have access to the library's individual or group study rooms unless the college is not in academic session. They are also not permitted to computer terminals requiring a unique computer username account.
Two public computers are available in the library building. Residents who wish to have access to password-protected computers or printing are invited to join the Friends of the Library (currently $35 a year).