About the Library

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

Library Services

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; staffed during fall and spring semester)

  • 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 Resources

The library offers approximately:

  • 80,000 online periodicals (magazines, journals and newspapers)
  • 120 article databases
  • 200,000+ electronic books
  • 30,000+ print books
  • dozens of print magazines, journals and newspapers
  • 100,000+ streaming video documentaries
  • 120+ online guides for research assignments.

Library Gallery Photos

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.

SUNY Adirondack Library Mission Statement

The SUNY Adirondack Library is designed to: further the college’s mission by providing students, faculty, staff and the community with quality informational resources; support the academic programs of the college; and promote lifelong learning skills. Library faculty provide instructional and reference support for the college community.

Because of its direct relationship to the educational objectives of the college, the Library’s goals are:

  1. To provide access to local and global resources and services in all forms;
  2. To promote learning through intellectual inquiry, effective teaching with an understanding of diverse learning styles, critical thinking skills, and lifelong learning;
  3. To teach information skills necessary for intellectual inquiry. These include knowing how to:
    1. define and articulate the need for information,
    2. use the appropriate information tools,
    3. evaluate the information,
    4. synthesize and use the information effectively.
  4. To develop and implement the above services and programs in the context of the changing institutional, technological and fiscal resources and continually evaluate their effectiveness.

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. 

Study Rooms: 

  • Student groups may reserve one of the three Group Study Rooms for up to two hours per student by visiting the Study Room page. 
  • Individual students may sit in the quiet study area on the upper level, or reserve an Individual Study Room using the same link.  

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 Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement for SUNY Adirondack Library: 

Academic Libraries within the State University of New York system embrace the responsibility of curating spaces, providing services and resources that support our communities equitably, and foster belonging. In keeping with SUNY's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mission, SUNY Libraries are committed to continually raising cultural awareness, sustaining transformation, and working to "champion initiatives that support individual expression."

SUNY Adirondack Library Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for SUNY Adirondack Library Website

This is an accessibility statement from SUNY Adirondack Library.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. SUNY Adirondack Library Website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of SUNY Adirondack Library Website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on SUNY Adirondack Library Website:

  • Phone: 518-743-2260
  • E-mail: librarian@sunyacc.edu
  • Postal Address: 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804

We try to respond to feedback within 1-2 business days.


This statement was created on 10 February 2022 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.