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Come for the Day or the Databases

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

One of the great things about working at the Circulation and Reference desks is meeting and greeting everyone who walks through our doors, be they longtime Library members, passersby who are just discovering us, tourists, or researchers.

We field all kinds of questions as well. Those have included whether members can bring guests, if there’s a way to try the Library before joining for a year, or if we offer a day pass for visiting researchers. We also have heard from members who’ve moved away, saying that they aren’t able to visit as much as they used to but would still love to use our growing collection of electronic resources. We’ve listened, and after a lot of thought and planning we’ve responded by creating two new options.

Day Passes give an individual over age 18 one day of access to the Library’s spaces and resources for $20.   
E-memberships, which are annual, include access to all remote electronic resources, plus 10 building visits, for $100 a year. 

Neither option offers print book circulation privileges, so if you want to check out books from our collections you’ll want to choose a single or household membership instead.
You can also now give the gift of a Day Pass -- inquire at the Circulation Desk or email You can still give a whole gift membership via our online form, or if you prefer you can complete the form as a PDF and submit it in person or by mail, paying the appropriate fee. I might just be biased, but I think either option would make an excellent holiday gift for any bibliophile (hint, hint).

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