Answered By: Robyn Williams
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2016     Views: 34

Libraries generally provide a welcoming space to most visitors.  Your use depends on the other library's policies. Current students, commuters, and distance students/faculty/staff aren't required to use another library; Knight-Capron Library services are available to commuters and distance students/faculty/staff.  But if it's convenient to your home or office, most libraries welcome visitors who pay attention to their policies.

Libraries usually allow visitors to come into their spaces and use their materials within the facility itself.   That means visitors usually don't receive check-out privileges or get a password to access everything from home.  However, you can usually make copies of any materials (probably for a fee) within the library building.  You should ask and see what the librarians at the other library say about checking out materials or getting a password.

It depends on the other library regarding their policy for individual carrel/group study room availability.  For example, Clemons Library at UVA reserves the third floor media center to students, faculty, and staff only.  Search for the library's visitors policy on its website. Technological policies are set by individual libraries.  For example, Newman Library at Virginia Tech provides several public access computers with Internet access. You should work with the library to adjust settings if logging into their local network is affected by your Lynchburg College settings on a laptop or mobile device.