About the Library

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Fall 2021: 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 Gallery Photos

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 Resources

The library offers approximately:

  • 80,000 online periodicals (magazines, journals and newspapers)
  • 120 article databases
  • 200,000+ electronic books
  • 34,000+ print books
  • 100+ 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.