Sullivan Library FAQ

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How do I renew checked out items?

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Checked out items can be renewed in person, via telephone or online. *Note: Renewals are not always for the same length of time as the original loan period.  The new due date is calculated from the date the renewal is submitted.

In Person

Checked out materials can be renewed at the front desk. You do not need to bring the items with you to renew them, but you will need to bring your Dominican College ID so the staff can look up your account. Tell the staff which books you wish to renew and they will make the renewals for you. A receipt will be printed out indicating the new due date for those items.


Call the front desk at 845-848-7505. Provide the circulation staff with your full name and the items that you wish to renew. Be sure to write down the new due date for your renewed items.

Renewing Online

1) On the Sullivan Library homepage, hover over “Find” then select “Books, Ebooks, and more.”

2) Click on the “My Account” link.

3) Then click on the “Renew My Materials” link.

4) This will bring you to a log in screen where you need to input your User ID and Password.

Your User ID will match your DC username for the campus network.  The trick here is that you need to type your username in ALL CAPITALS.  For example, FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME1.  Your password is your birthday as an 8-digit number. The format will be the year, month, and day.  For example, if you were born on January 5th, 1990, your password would be 19900105.

5) Once logged in you can see which books you have checked out.  Check off the material you want to renew and click the “Renew Selected Items” button.

Questions?  Give us a call at 845-848-7505 or email us at



How do I link the Sullivan Library with Google Scholar?

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Go to the Google Scholar homepage and click on the three bar icon in the top left corner and then select Settings.

From there you will be taken to the settings page. On the left side of the screen, click on the tab that states library links.

In the search box, type Dominican College.

Below the search bar two boxes should come up indicating Dominican College, check both boxes and click save.

When you search for an article you should see FULLTEXT@DOMINICANCOLLEGE to the right of the article if it's in the library or in our databases.


Do you have WiFi access in the library?

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Yes.  WiFi is open to DC students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

Access to Wi-Fi is available throughout the Library. From your Wi-Fi settings, select the network name according to your affiliation with the College. Students can join "DC Student" ( and then your DC password). Faculty, staff, and administrators can join "DC Faculty" (firstname.lastname and DC password). Visitors may use the network name DCGuest for WiFi access.  There is no password.

Is there a book scanner in the library?

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The Scannx Book ScanCenter is located in the Periodicals Room and the Huston Room. The machine makes scanning a much easier (and fun) process. Unlike traditional scanners, this machine provides the option of saving in a variety of file types (including making an MP3 file out of a scan of words). Additionally, you can save and send the scan four different ways – through a smartphone, email, Google Drive, or using USB. There are also helpful accessibility features!


Follow these step by step instructions.

  1. Make sure the monitor and the Scannx machine is turned on. You should see a blue blinking light on the bottom right hand side of the machine. Press the “Power” button if the light is not on or blinking.
  2. Next, choose how you want to save and send the file (print is not an option).  There are four destinations to choose from:  Smartphone, Email,  USB or Google Drive.      IMG_3754.png
    • Smartphone – To use this option make sure you have a QR reader app installed on your phone.
    • Email – Sending by email is easy! Simply type in an email address, choose the subject, and add text to the message body (below).


      • Google Drive – Send the file directly to your Google Drive. You’ll need to log into a Gmail account for this option. Once logged in, select a destination folder.
      • USB – Put a flashdrive in the USB port on the computer tower.
  3. Now choose specifics about your file. Choose to scan your document in color, grayscale or black & white. Next, decide if you want a standard or high quality file. Finally, pick what type of picture or document you want.  You can choose from a TIFF, JPEG or PNG for pictures.  Or you can create a PDF, Searchable PDF, Word or MP3 documents! Please note that typed documents, not handwritten, work best when making a Word or MP3 file. Press the “Next” button at the lower right hand side of the screen to continue. IMG_375sd5.JPG
  4. Place your document face down on the glass. Make sure to firmly hold it in place or close the cover. Click the green “SCAN” button on the screen.           IMG_3758.JPG
  5. Review and edit your scan directly on the screen. You can crop the image or even split an image in half. Splitting a page is useful if scanning a bound document with multiple pages. Scan two pages at once and simply split the image in half, creating two separate pages. Press the “Next” button at the lower right hand side of the screen.


6. Finally, send that file using the format selected at the start! If you have any questions about making a scan or need help with the accessibility features, please talk to a library staff member.

How long will I have to wait for Interlibrary Loan?

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Wait time for Interlibrary Loan:

  • 3-5 business days (on average) for articles
  • 1-2 weeks (on average) for books

Please note that lending any type of item is entirely up to the discretion of the lending library. Also, once we complete our processing, we don’t have control over how long it takes an item to arrive, so please do not wait until the last minute to make a request. Loan periods and renewals are also up to the discretion of the lending library. ILL service is also unavailable when the library is closed, such as for holidays.

Where is the Sullivan Library and can anyone use it?

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The Sullivan Library is located in the west wing of Rosary Hall on the first floor. Follow the signs and path along the right side of Rosary Hall. Click here to get directions via Google Maps.

Faculty and staff designated parking spots are located adjacent to Rosary Hall. Please note these parking spaces are very limited.

Students and visitors may use the main lot located off Western Highway, across from Mountain View Ave. There is a walking path from the parking lot that leads up to front of Rosary Hall.

Please refer to the campus map for additional parking options.

The Sullivan Library primarily serves to meet the needs of the students, faculty, administrators and staff of Dominican College. Members of the public who are unaffiliated with the college are welcome to visit and use library facilities and materials for research and educational purposes.

All visitors must present themselves at the circulation desk with a valid photo I.D. (driver's license, passport, student ID, etc.). The library reserves the right to turn away solicitors or visitors who are not using the library for education or research purposes or disrupting library patrons.

Visitors under middle-school age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Services that are not available to visitors include: borrowing materials (including course reserves), accessing electronic resources from off-campus, interlibrary loan, and holds & recall of materials checked out by others.

Visitor services and access may be limited during final exams and other periods of increased use by the Dominican College community.

Who can borrow from the Sullivan Library?

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All students, faculty, administrators and staff with a valid DC-1Card may borrow material from the library. Privileges are also extended to affiliated borrowers including: Dominican College alumni, the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt and the students and faculty of St. Thomas Aquinas and Nyack Colleges. Books may be borrowed by students for three weeks and renewed for three additional weeks only. Students, faculty, administrators and staff may check out up to twenty five (25) books at a time. Affiliated borrowers may check out up to three (3) books at a time.

Library material 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 library entrance.

Patrons may view their checkouts online by going to the Online Catalog and clicking the "My Account" link. Patrons may log in with their user ID and PIN number to view checkout history. Call the circulation desk at 845-848-7505 with any questions about accessing your account.

A fine of 5 cents a day will be charged on each overdue book. The library is not obliged to notify patrons about overdue books.

How do I find a book or article in the library?

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Follow this link to the library's home page, there you can search for articles, books and ebooks in a variety of ways, title, author, subject, etc.

Can I send a fax from the library?

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No, the library does not have a public fax. Document scans can be sent via email from the Scannx scanning stations located in the Huston room and the Periodicals room. See the book scanner FAQ page for more information.

Does the library have study rooms that can be reserved?

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There are three rooms in the library that can be reserved by students and/or faculty & staff—two rooms in the Learning Commons and the Computer Lab.


Go to the Sullivan Library’s homepage and click on the “Room Reservation” icon.

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Check the calendar on the page to verify that the room is available on the day and time you need.


Fill out the room reservation form.  Please make sure to review the room reservation policy before completing the form.


I need help with a topic. Do you have any guides?

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We have research guides online. Click here.

Where are the photocopiers?

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The library has three Kyocera printers located in the Huston Room (main reading room), the Computer Lab and in the Learning Commons study area that also scan and photocopy. Users need a valid DC-1Card to swipe and pay for copies. Scans and photocopies cost 10 cents per page.

What are non-circulating materials and reserves?

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Non-circulating items are reserve books and periodical materials (journals, magazines, newspapers) that can be checked out, but only used within the library for up to three hours. After that period of time a fine of 25 cents will be charged for each hour the item is overdue. Anyone in the Dominican College community may borrow reserve books and periodicals. Affiliated borrowers may not.

Who can use ILL (Interlibrary Loan)?

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ILL is available to all currently enrolled Dominican College students, faculty, administrators and staff.

Does the library have computers and printers I can use?

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The library offers access to 19 computers. There are 18 PCs (running Windows) and 1 Mac. These computers can be found throughout the library in the Learning Commons, Computer Lab, Huston, Lounibos, Holt and Periodicals rooms. There is wireless access throughout the building. We also have charging stations for mobile devices.

There are printers available for printing, scanning and copying. You'll need a DC-1Card to release any jobs to these machines. Printing costs 5 cents per page. Copies are 10 cents per page. Machines can print in black and white, not color.

DC-1Card funding can be replenished online at

Do you charge for overdue books?

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Fines will be charged to students and affiliated borrowers for overdue material. The library is not obligated to notify a patron of overdue material. Overdue books will accrue at a rate of 5 cents per day. Patrons with more than $5.00 in fines will be restricted from borrowing material until the fine is resolved.

At the end of each semester the library will report students to the College’s Registrar who have outstanding unpaid fines and/or books that are overdue and have not been returned. The Registrar will withhold diplomas and transcripts until said fines are paid in full and/or overdue book(s) are returned or appropriate replacement payments have been made to the library. Once these conditions have been met then the library will inform the Registrar to release the student’s diploma and transcript.

Borrowers will be charged a lost item fee for lost or stolen library materials. Borrowers have the option of providing a presentable replacement copy with the same International Standard Book Number (ISBN) or paying the cost of the replacement copy. If a current replacement cost cannot be determined then a flat rate of $50.00 will be charged.

Can I borrow materials from other area colleges?

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With a valid DC card, you can borrow, in person, materials from the libraries of St. Thomas Aquinas and Nyack College. You must abide by the lending policies of these affiliated libraries which may differ from Sullivan Library.

Can I place a hold on a book?

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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 done online via the library's Online Catalog. Holds cannot be placed on reserve materials.

What are the Sullivan Library open hours?

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Sullivan Library hours during Fall and Spring semesters:

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 12:00am

Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Summer hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Hours vary during winter intersession. Extended hours offered during exam periods.

Can I get help with a poster presentation?

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Yes. Follow this link using the Sullivan Library's research guides


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