Free Direct Access

"Free direct access" requires all public libraries within a system to loan their materials to a library card holder from any other library within that system. This policy, in accordance with Commissioner's Regulations §90.3, is aimed at ensuring the broadest possible access to information by all New Yorkers, regardless of circumstance.

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1999 Implementation of Revised CR 90.3 - Free Direct Access

1997-1998 Statewide Discussion on Free Direct Access Policy

Step 1 -- September 30, 1997

Steps 2 & 3 -- January 20, 1998

Step 4 -- Final SED Recommendations to Board of Regents on Changing Free Direct Access Regulation CR §90.3

Last Updated: September 25, 2019 -- sm