Guest Access Policy
The resources and services of Friedsam Memorial Library
are primarily for the use of the St. Bonaventure University (SBU) community
(students, faculty, staff, and alumni). Outside visitors may be granted access
to the facilities according to the following provisions:
- Use of the resources by visitors must not interfere
with the needs of the SBU community;
- The visitor must have an academic research need that
requires the resources of a university library;
- The visitor must not be disruptive or annoying in the
opinion of a library staff member. If the visitor is disruptive in
some way, the staff member has the right and obligation to ask the person
to present identification, and to ask the person to leave if the behavior
does not change. If the visitor does not comply with the staff
member's request, Campus Security will be called.
Access to all facilities will automatically be granted
to any member of the Franciscan regular religious community.
Non-affiliated users may not directly borrow materials,
although they are welcome to use print materials in-house, and can make
photocopies at the public photocopiers in the building. To arrange to
borrow materials, visitors must work through the Inter-Library Loan department
of their home libraries, or must hold an InfoPass card issued by their home
The use of campus computers is governed by the SBU
Policy on the Responsible Use of Electronic Resources.
Use of computer facilities is restricted to SBU faculty,
staff and students. Non-SBU users who meet the general provisions of the
Access Policy may be granted permission to use library computers after filling
out a Registration Form and
obtaining a special guest login from a reference librarian or library computer
staff member; such users must use specially designated computers and not the
general computer labs. A guest login is a privilege and not a right, and
permission to use library computers may be withdrawn by any library or
technology services staff member at any time. St. Bonaventure University
and Friedsam Memorial Library reserve the right to prohibit use of its
computers at any time. SBU students, faculty, and staff are always given
priority, and visitors may be asked to relinquish a computer workstation to
accommodate members of the SBU community. Visitors must be over the
age of 18 to apply for guest access.
Use of the Digital Media Center is restricted to the SBU
As a U.S. Government Depository library, SBU grants
access to computer facilities in the reference area to any visitor needing to
access government documents online. Access for Government Documents
purposes ends at 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday during the semester.
Due to vendor licensing restrictions, access to online
databases for visitors is restricted to in-library use, and a staff member
will need to sign in for the visitor. Only databases that are licensed
for in-house visitor use may be used by non-affiliated users.