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Public Services Policies: Guest Patrons and Community Borrowers

Community Borrowing Policy

The library creates Marist Community Borrower accounts for members of the following groups:

  • Alumni
  • Retirees
  • Independent Researchers
  • Local Community Members

Members of these groups must fill out a form including their contact information, identifying their relationship to Marist or reason for request, and granting permission for the storage of their information on a secure, third party server.

Forms are available in print at the public services desk or on the library website. These forms may be submitted in person, or completed, scanned or photographed, and emailed to Forms may also be completed and mailed to the library (instructions on form).

Borrowing privileges apply to book borrowing only.  Five books may be borrowed at one time with a loan period of 30 days.  Your Guest Borrowing Card must be presented at the Circulation Desk for every transaction. 

A $75.00 replacement fee applies in the event of lost books.  The main interest of the library is not in collecting fines, but in making sure that books are returned so that others may use them.  In the event that you are unable to return a borrowed item, email to discuss item replacement.

We are pleased to be able to extend privileges to guests, and expect that the Library’s property will be respected and returned with care.

Guest Internet Access

Guests with Access to the EduRoam Network (see below) should access the internet using EduRoam.

For other users, see Marist Information Technology's page regarding Event, Vendor and Guest Accounts.



Eduroam is a global wireless network access service for research and education. Students and faculty from participating institutions (including Marist) can use the Eduroam wifi connection at other participating institutions.

Database Access

The James A. Cannavino Library complies with the terms and conditions of access to all subscription databases.