About the Library

Contact information, computer use, policies (food and drink, computer use), more.

Library Is Closed

The SUNY Adirondack Library is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 safety measures. Please see the "COVID-19 Closure FAQs" box on the library's home page for details. Search our FAQs or contact a librarian through this page: 

Please note that some of the library's services listed below (book lending, study space) are not available during the pandemic closure. 

Library Contact Information

SUNY Adirondack Library
SUNY Adirondack
640 Bay Road
Queensbury NY 12804

(518) 743-2200, ext. 2260 (Circulation Desk)
(518) 743-2200, ext. 2462 (Reference Desk)
These are answered when the library is open. 

  • 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 lot south of the building. Guest parking is usually more available later in the day. 

Library Computers (Upper Floor)

  • More than 30 computers are available for research and writing in the quiet study area on the top floor. A reference librarian is available nearby for research assistance. 

  • Library computers offer access to the webWord and PowerPoint
    For additional software and technical questions, students should use the open computer lab on the main floor of the Scoville Learning Center. 

  • Users of campus computers must abide by the college's Computer Use Policy (p. 20+ of SUNY Adirondack Student Handbook, linked below). 

    • Anyone who does not follow the policy will be asked to stop using the computers.
    • 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
  • Library computers on the top floor are connected to two printers.
    • Printers will print on demand. You will need your Banner number to release the print jobs. See directions on top of printers.
    • The printers offer only black-and-white double-sided copies to conserve paper. No color printers are available. 
    • There is currently no charge to students for printing. Please use college resources wisely. 
    • The college does not offer printing through the Wi-Fi system.

  • The SUNY Adirondack Library offers Wi-Fi wireless web access.
    • The secure wi-fi system requires a college network username and password.
    • Community members can now access a guest Wi-Fi account. 

Library Gallery Photos

Library Policies

Food and Drinks: 

  • Food should not be consumed in the computer areas. 
    • Light snacks and beverages with secure tops are OK at the study tables, not computer tables. 
    • Please use common sense: 
      • It is not acceptable to spill them or make a mess.
      • Clean up after eating. 
      • Do not bring in foods that have odors or noises that would disturb other library users.  
  • Use the Wolf Den (across from the Einstein bros. Bagels cafe) for meals and foods that would disturb others (loud crunching, fried foods, crinkly wrapping, etc.). 

Quiet Study Space: The upper floor of the library is designated as a quiet study area. 

  • Talking should be kept to a minimum. Your conversations should not be overheard by others
  • If you must talk, reserve a group study room (see below), or go elsewhere on campus, such as the Wolf Den near the Scoville Cafe. 
  • If your studying is disturbed by people talking, please contact a reference librarian using the Ask a Librarian service. Librarians are happy to ask others to maintain the quiet atmosphere. 

Group Study Rooms: 

  • Student groups may reserve one of these three rooms for two hours per student by visiting the Group Study Room page. 
  • Individual students should use seating in the quiet study area on the upper level.  

Photocopier: One is located in the Copier Room on the main floor. Copies are 10¢ per page. Ask a staff member for help if needed.

Hill Collection Room: This is a collection of 1,600 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 website.

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

Library Resources

The library's resources include:

  • millions of articles
  • 80,000+ online periodicals
  • approximately 120 article databases
  • 200,000+ electronic books, 
  • 34,000+ print books, 
  • 150+ print magazines, journals and newspapers
  • 100,000+ streaming video documentaries
  • 100+ online guides for research assignments. 

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.