Finding Books: More about Finding Books and Media

Locate a book or electronic book in the SUNY Adirondack Library, search online reference books, other libraries, WorldCat and more.

The Southern Adirondack Library System

Students who have a permanent or temporary residence ( like living in the dorms) in Hamilton, Warren, Washington, or Saratoga counties can borrow materials from a Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) library. 

Crandall Library is just under three miles away from the Queensbury Campus, and is a part of this system. 

If you fulfill the residency requirements, apply for a library card with the link below.

If you do NOT have a permanent or temporary residence in the SALS service area, check the Find Your Public Library link to find your library!


                                                                           map of the New York State public library systems 

The SALS service area is light green. The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) encompasses some light green, brown, and the pink area.

Why Should I Check Out My Public Library?

Public libraries have so much to offer!


What you will find at your public library:

  • Programs,events, and classes 
    • Learn to sew, paint, or code a video game; Attend a viewing of your favorite movie and stay to discuss it after!
  • A peaceful, comfortable place to spend time that isn't work, school, or home
  • Free Wifi
  • Computers, scanners, printers, and often other technologies like laptops, mobile Wifi hotspots, 3D printers, and more
  • Huge collections of movies, TV shows, and documentaries on DVD (not EVERYTHING is available streaming!)
  • Thousands and thousands of books!
    • graphic novels, comics, zines, biographies, popular fiction, poetry, cookbooks, How-To books, histories, philosphical works, and TONS more

Books in Other Libraries

Search below to find what's owned by other libraries.

Talk to a librarian to request it through interlibrary loan, or check into getting a library card at your local public library.

Ebooks and Audiobooks: Overdrive

Once you have your library card, you can borrow both physical AND electronic books and materials. 

Overdrive is the service used by many local library systems to host their electronic media, and Libby is the app that allows Overdrive materials to be accessed via smartphone.


SALON is the Overdrive site for SALS holdings. If you have a card for Crandall Library, you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks from SALON.

If you have a borrower card from a library in Albany or Rensselaer Counties, you can borrow from the UHLS Overdrive site.


WorldCat is a world-wide catalog of books and other material owned by libraries around the world. Use to it see where an item you want is available, or to look for books on a topic. WorldCat notes if the SUNY Adirondack Library owns a book.