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Library Services

Research Assistance:  Reference librarians are available to assist library users with research questions whenever the library is open. Just stop by or call the reference desk (518-743-2200 ext. 2462)  or call the SUNY Adirondack Library directly (743-2260), or use the Ask a Librarian service.

Research Guides and Tutorials: The college's reference librarians have created research guides on dozens of popular research subjects, under "Research by Subject" on the library's home page. The guides recommend library books, article databases and Web sites. 

Food and drinks:
It is acceptable to bring covered beverages and food into the library. It is not acceptable to spill them. Please use common sense: clean up after eating, and do not bring in foods that have odors that would disturb other library users. No food or drink is allowed near the computers. 

Quiet Study Space: The upper floor of the library is designated as a quiet study area. Any talking should kept a minimum and no louder than a whisper. On the library's main floor, your conversations should not be overheard by others.  

Reserve Materials: Instructors may put additional course material on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Reserve items must be used in the library. A student ID or photo ID is needed to use the material. (Instructors: click the "For Faculty" tab above for information on putting items on reserves.)

Photocopier: One is located in the Copier Room near the Reference area. Copies are 10¢ per page. Ask a staff member for help if needed. You may scan a document to a USB drive at no cost; directions are near the copier.

Hill Collection Room: This is a collection of 1,400 books and other items about this region, dating from the mid-18th century to the present, donated by the William Hart Hill family. Materials must be used in the library. See the Hill Collection link.

Group Study Rooms: Student groups may reserve one of these three rooms for two hours by signing up at the Circulation Desk (743-2260).  

Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing Items from Other Libraries: The library may obtain material from other libraries for students and staff.See the link on this page.

Library Research Methods course: The college's Library Division offers a one-credit course, LIB187: Library Research Methods, an introduction to the library research process.  Check the college's course listings for the latest information. It's usually held each Monday from 4 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. each semester.

Community use: Community residents may use the library’s resources. They may borrow circulating books and audiobooks with a community borrower card. See link on this page.

Fax: There is no public fax service at the library. Students may visit the college Bookstore, in the Student Center (cost is ~ $1/page).

Proctoring: The college's Accessibility Services Office offers test proctoring services for a $25 fee for students who are not affiliated with SUNY Adirondack. Call 743-2282 for details.


Summer 2014 Hours (May 10-Sept. 2)

May 18-Aug. 17    
Mondays through Thursdays: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
Mon., May 26 & Fri., July 4: Closed
Aug. 18-Sept. 2:    
Mondays through Fridays:  8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
Monday, Sept. 1: Closed
Tuesday, Sept. 2: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fall classes start Wednesday, Sept. 3.


Directions and Contact Information

The mailing and street address is:

SUNY Adirondack Library
SUNY Adirondack
640 Bay Road
Queensbury NY 12804

  • The library is located in the Scoville Learning Center, in the center of campus. The building has a large white satellite dish on the roof.
  • Guest parking is available in the parking lots to the south and north of the building. Use the Google Maps gadget below to get exact directions.
  • The SUNY Adirondack Library main phone number is (518) 743-2260. It is answered when the library is open.
  • Ask for the reference desk at the number above, or call the college switchboard at (518) 743-2200 and then ext. 2462.
  • Driving directions to campus and a campus map are available.
  • The library's fax number is (518) 745-1442.



Student using laptop

Students, faculty and staff can use their laptops with the library's Wi-Fi connection. Stop by the reference desk to get the key code, or find it on your Banner account. Wi-fi is not available for community members.

Looking for a Good Book?

SUNY Adirondack librarians suggest new, entertaining and informative books on the page below. These books may be borrowed from the SUNY Adirondack Library.


Using Computers in the Library

  • More than 30 computers near the Reference Desk have full access to the Web for research. No food or drink is allowed near the computers.

  • All college computers are connected to laser printers. Printers make black-and-white double-sided copies to conserve paper. There is currently no charge for printing. Please use college resources wisely.

  • Library computers offer Web access, Word, and PowerPoint. For additional software and questions about using software, students should visit the Student Computing Center on the ground floor of the Scoville Learning Center. It has a 100-computer lab with a wide variety of software.

  • The primary purpose of the computers is research. If students are waiting to use computers for research, those using them for non-research purposes will be asked to give up their computers. Users of campus computers must abide by the college's Computer Use Policy. Anyone who does not follow the policy will be asked to stop using the computers.

  • The SUNY Adirondack Library offers Wi-Fi wireless Web access for its students, faculty and staff. It requires a college network username and password. Ask a librarian for details. It is not possible to print to library printers through the Wi-Fi system.

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