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Using the Libraries

Visiting the Libraries

Access during College breaks and summer

Vassar Libraries are open to the public during winter and spring breaks and during the summer.  Check the College Calendar for dates. 

Access during the regular semester

The following visitors may use the library when Vassar is in session:

  • Students from other colleges with a letter of introduction from their home library
  • External scholars:  please see information on becoming a Guest borrower 
  • Members of the public needing to use government documents (see a Research Librarian for assistance, get temporary access card)  For information about the documents collection, see Documents Collections.
  • Family and guests of members of the Vassar community (accompanied by that person)
  • Special events, programs, and functions

For more information, call the Circulation Desk, 845 437-5760.  For information about access to other Vassar libraries, see Art LibraryMusic Library, or Archives and Special Collections.   For information about access for persons with disabilities, see Accessibility.


Mac and PC computers are located in the Reference Room and at various places throughout the building.   All the libraries have wireless access; use the Public Wifi access point to connect. For more information, see Connecting to the Vassar Network.


VPrint printers are located in the north side of the Main Library (first and second floors), on the first floor of the Music Library, and on the main level of the Art Library. The VPrint system requires a Vassar ID or a VPrint card.  For more information about purchasing a VPrint card, please see the Main Library Circulation Desk or the Music Library Circulation Desk.

Maps of the libraries