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Tuesday 7:45 AM 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:45 AM 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:45 AM 9:00 PM
Friday 7:45 AM 4:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
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Check it out!

Elston 132 temporary library classroom

While the library is being renovated, visit us in Elston 132.

Architect rendering of Learning Commons

The new Begley Learning Commons will include:

  • Library
  • Labs for math, writing and accounting
  • Tutoring Center
  • Café
  • Quiet study rooms
  • Group study spaces
  • Reading area and library stacks
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching

Architect rendering of Learning Commons

Renderings of the new Learning Commons by ENVISION Architects DPC.

Read more about the project on the ENVISION Architects website.

Social Explorer

Check out a NEW database!

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(518) 381-1235


Books are in off-site storage while the library is being renovated. To request a book, place your request online through the library catalog, or see a library staff member. Books are delivered to the library from off-site storage every Monday and Wednesday afternoon.
Click on the database you want to use, and enter your SUNY Schenectady login and password when prompted.
Please call the library if you have issues with accessing electronic resources off campus at 518-381-1235. You may also email the Electronic Resources Librarian at
Look up your username and password here.
You will need your 9-digit SUNY Schenectady ID number. This is found on your class schedule and on your ID card.
You will also need your PIN. For first-time users, your PIN is your date of birth in the format MMDDYY.
Call the college's Help Desk at: (518) 381-1487 or email:
We have some, but not all textbooks. Search the library catalog by author or title to see if we have the one you need.