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Do I have to be a student to use the library?

I'd like to use the library, but I'm not a student, what privileges are there for me?
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014  |  595 Views

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The following statements appear on the WCSU Library web page, along with the link to the WCSU Alumni page. As an alum, your privileges are described below, and you may also have the privileges described for visitors.
A member of the W.C.S.U. Alumni Association, with an current alumni member card may borrow a maximum of 10 books at any given time from our circulating collections.
Community members without library cards may use, in-house, the book and periodical collections. Photocopiers are available at a cost of 10 cents per copy if you purchase a Copy Card or 15 cents per page in cash. Visitors may also use the CONSULS catalog system and databases at no charge.

Charter Oak College or Naugatuck Valley Community College

Students at Charter Oak College or Naugatuck Valley Community College who have credentials showing current enrollment at either C.O.C. or N.V.C.C. may borrow up to 10 books at a time from our circulating collections.


The Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors, has arranged for borrowing privileges for faculty and staff at participating academic libraries in Connecticut. Under this arrangement, the faculty or staff member completes the borrowing agreement form at his or her institution's library, agreeing to personally comply with the policies of the lending library, and the form is then signed by the "home" library director or a designee. After presenting the agreement form to the lending library's Circulation Department, the faculty or staff member is then allowed to borrow up to three items. All items must be returned before additional materials may be borrowed.

The faculty or staff borrower assumes personal responsibility for fines and/or replacement fees according to the stated policies of the lending library. For further details, contact the Access Services Librarian for the WCSU Libraries at (203) 837-9102 or at your respective academic library. CCALD Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Important notes:

Unfortunately due to license specifications we are not able to offer alums off campus access to the databases currently under subscription.

You may want to inquire at your local public library about access to the ICONN databases.

Due to collection size and usage the media collections which include, DVDs, CDs, and VHS videos are also not available for check out to either alumni or community members.

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