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Services for Emeriti

Access Penfield's Collections

Get a library card

In order to check out physical materials, emeriti will need a library card. Emeriti can use either of the following options:

  • SUNY Oswego ID, OR
  • A library-supplied Visitor's card

Emeriti faculty do not need to pay for a library card (no matter which option they choose).

Books & other physical materials

Emeriti faculty have the same privileges as current faculty, with regard to books and physical materials. This page has information about loan periods and limits on how many items you can check out.

Databases & online resources

Emeriti with a continuing SUNY Oswego affiliation as a current researcher

Emeriti faculty in this category may be able to access select online databases remotely. We reserve the right to restrict access to resources such as those with limited simultaneous accounts, purchase-on-demand resources, etc. Requests for database access should be made in writing to our Electronic Resources & Systems librarian ([email protected]).

All other emeriti

All other emeriti users can access databases on-campus, but will not be able to access databases off-campus due to vendor licensing restrictions.

However, there are a number of databases that New York state residents can access for free!

Archives & Special Collections

The Oswegonian, old yearbooks, and other university publications are available online.

Historical images, works by SUNY Oswego authors, and more are available in OswegoDL.

Please contact or visit Archives & Special Collections if:

  • You have papers or other projects you would like to donate to the University Archives
  • You have questions about, or are interested in, other sources from Archives & Special Collections

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan services are available to emeriti faculty, using a system called ILLiad. Please login below to complete your requests.


Share your scholarly work

We recognize current faculty, emeriti faculty, and current staff for their scholarly contributions at our annual Display to Archives celebration. Please visit our Display to Archives page for more information on deadlines and how to submit.