Borrow, Renew, Request


All students, faculty, administrators, and staff with a valid DC1-Card may borrow material from the library.

Library materials can be checked out and returned anytime during normal business hours at the circulation desk.  Material may also be returned after hours by using the book drop located outside across from the library entrance.

Patrons may view their checkouts online by going to the Library Catalog and clicking the "Sign In" button on the ribbon at the top of the page. This will prompt you to sign into your Outlook account, so please enter your @dc or @duny credentials to sign in. Once you have signed in, you will be able to view your loans, open requests, and saved materials from our databases. Call the circulation desk at 845-848-7505 with any questions about accessing your Library Account.

General Collection

Anyone in the Dominican University New York community and affiliated borrowers may borrow books from the General Collection.


Anyone in the Dominican University community may borrow reserve books. Reserve books may be checked out for up to three hours and may not leave the library. For more information on Reserves, please visit our Course Reserves page.

Non-circulating Material

Reference books and periodicals can only be used in the library.


Holds may be placed on material that is checked out to another patron. A hold may be placed at the circulation desk with a staff member or through your library account. Unfortunately, holds cannot be placed on reserve materials.


Fines will be charged to students for overdue materials. Patrons will receive notices about upcoming due dates and notices if and when their materials are overdue--these notices will be sent to patrons' DC or DUNY email accounts. Overdue books will accrue at a rate of $1.00 per day. Overdue course reserve items will accrue at a rate of $1.00 per hour. Patrons with more than $25.00 in fines will be restricted from borrowing material until the fine is resolved. If a material is lost, patrons are required to pay a lost item processing fee of $10.00 in addition to the replacement cost of the material.


Material may be renewed as long as no one has placed a "hold" on it. You can renew in person at the circulation desk, over the phone by calling 845-848-7505, or via the Library Catalog by clicking "My Folder" and "Loans". You can then select the renewal button on each item you would like for longer. Material that has reached the renewal limit cannot be renewed. Please refer to the table above for borrowing periods.


The Sullivan Library welcomes suggestions to purchase items to add to our collection. Before completing the form on this page, please check our Library Catalog to see if a title is already available.

If you need quick access to a title we do not own, please take advantage of our Interlibrary Loan service.

Placing a request does not guarantee a purchase will be made.

Suggest a Purchase

The Sullivan Library evaluates requests for suggested purchases throughout the year based on the needs of our patrons and the university. Please indicate the reason you feel a book, journal or item should be added to the collection in the form below.  All recommendations are reviewed by librarians before purchase. Filling out the form does not guarantee that the library will purchase the suggested material.  You will receive a confirmation email upon submitting the request. We thank you for your interest!