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Visitor Services

All visitors must present ID and complete the sign-in visitor form at the service desk every time they enter the ALB Library. Visitors may be asked to show a photo ID.

Visitors may not borrow books, materials or laptops.

All public computers in the library require a Canisius College account for access to the Internet. Current Canisius students have priority for computers, space and resources.

Guest accounts may be available for research. Computers are not available to visitors during busy times which are determined by the Librarian on duty. If computer access is granted, a 30 minute limit will be enforced.

Printing is available to visitors at $.10 per B&W page. Color printing is $1.00 per page. Visitors may print no more than 10 pages per visit using the guest account.

Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult when in the ALB Library.

Anyone engaged in inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave ALB Library. Inappropriate behavior includes disruptive behavior and inappropriate use of Library facilities or equipment including computers.

Users from Other Colleges & Universities

We are a WNYLRC AcademicSHARE library. Therefore, AcademicSHARE Member libraries agree to allow on-site access and lend materials to any current college student, staff, and/or faculty member from another WNYLRC member academic library. However, at minimum, a verifiable valid college I.D. is required. The library may choose to treat the college I.D. as confirmation the student/faculty member is in good standing. Other proof of identification or status may be required.

 In addition, all of the libraries listed below have agreed to continue to provide services to InfoPass cardholders who are not AcademicSHARE participants.

The academic libraries participating are:

  • Buffalo State College, E.H. Butler Library
  • Canisius College Library
  • D'Youville College
  • Hilbert College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Niagara County Community College
  • Niagara University Library
  • St.Bonaventure University
  • SUNY Erie
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • Trocaire College
  • Univeristy At Buffalo Libraries
  • Villa Maria College Library

A list of other New York State libraries participating in Empire AcademicShare is located on Empire State Library Network at www.esln.org.

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