Alumni are welcome at all times to the
Sage Colleges Libraries on both campuses.
After 5:00 pm, library
staff will ask to see identification, preferably an alumni card. Alumni
may obtain a card by signing up online: http://www.sage.edu/alumni/card/,
or alumni may sign up for a card when visiting the library in
Alumni Access after 5:00 PM to the Troy Campus Library in the Shea Learning Center now requires an additional step from alumni. Because the building front door will be locked at 5:00 pm, alumni will need to go to
Public Safety and ask for access to the building. Public Safety will ask to see your alumni card prior to allowing you into the Shea Learning Center.
Library staff would be appreciative if all alumni signed
in at the circulation desk each time they enter the library.
During weekdays, library staff
will help alumni to sign on to our two “public” computers. On
Saturday and Sunday prior to 5:00 pm, library staff will be able
to log on alumni to any computer in the building. Frequent computer
users will be asked to sign a Computer Use Registration form at
the circulation desk.
On campus: alumni may enter the library and use all of
the library databases, including electronic journals and books.
Reference assistance is also available for all alumni.
Off-campus (connecting remotely from home): Increasingly,
the licenses that we sign with our electronic database vendors are
prohibiting us from allowing database access to alumni who are not
current students. Unfortunately, alumni will not be able to use our databases from their home computers.
The Sage Colleges grants borrowing privileges
for our paper-based collections to alumni who have graduated from the college.
We will ask to see an alumni card and will ask for address verification prior
to lending materials. Additionally, if alumni reside in the region and have
obtained a Capital District Library Council Direct Access Program card (DAP
card) available through their local library, the Sage Library will accept the
DAP card as identification for borrowing privileges.
The library is unable to supply interlibrary
loan services to alumni, however, alumni are able to obtain this service from
their local libraries.
Guests accompanying Alumni
Alums are welcome to bring
family members and friends into the library, although those users, if interested
in using the computers, will be restricted at all times to just our two public
computers. We ask that alumni bringing friends/family into the library respect
the students studying in the library and keep their noise level to a minimum.
Friends of the Library
The library welcomes suggestions
and comments from our alumni. Please contact the library director via phone
or email. Additionally, donations to the Friends of the Library fund, which
supports special library initiatives, are always welcome!
Lisa C. Brainard
Director of Libraries
Troy, NY 12180