Answered By: Kelly MacWatters
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015     Views: 29

The Direct Access Program (DAP) is a voluntary arrangement by which area libraries provide their patrons with "direct access" to the collections of other libraries in the Capital District Library Council (CDLC). The program is designed to facilitate research beyond the usual resource-sharing guidelines of CDLC. The cooperation of users determines the success of this program because libraries are not obligated to honor a DAP card if the borrower does not observe the regulations of the LENDING library. Visit the CDLC Website for a list of participating libraries.