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.

How to Borrow Books During the Pandemic

To borrow print books for Spring 2021: 

  • Sign in to the library's search box using your college username/password to get full access.
  • You can request to borrow print books from the library's search box page.
    • Just click on a print book link and fill in the Request for pickup at Library Circulation Desk.
    • The staff will check out the book to your account.
    • Pick up the book at the Library Circulation Desk in the Scoville Learning Center.

To borrow ebooks: 

  • It's easiest to just download individual chapters from ebooks.  See "How Do I?" tutorials below.

Borrowing Books and Other Material at the SUNY Adirondack Library

Here's how long various items may be borrowed. Borrow materials by showing a photo ID at the circulation desk. 


  • Books: 16 weeks
  • Music CDs, audiobooks: 2 weeks
  • CD-ROMs, videotapes, DVDs, print periodicals: Library use only

Faculty and Staff:

  • Books: 16 weeks
  • Videos/DVDs, print periodicals, music CDs, CD-ROMS, audiobooks: 2 weeks


  • Books: 30 days 
  • Music CDs, audiobooks: 2 weeks
  • Videos/DVDs, CD-ROMS, print periodicals: Library use only 

More information for library user categories is linked on tabs on the library's home page.

Borrowing Periods for Interlibrary Loans

Students, faculty and staff can borrow books from other libraries through a service called interlibrary loan (ILL).

The loan period for an ILL book is determined by the lending library, not by SUNY Adirondack. The loan period is usually three to four weeks.