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Single study spaces, group study spaces, and presentation practice rooms are available.

Book A Teaching Space

Faculty can now book a teaching space in the library.

Library Hours

March 18 - May 14, 2024

Reminder: Virtual Assistance is ALWAYS available. Chat online with a college librarian 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with Ask Us 24/7.

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Monday 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 4:30 PM


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New Books

A Writer's Reference
Managing Stress
Photograph of Fairy Tale by Stephen King
Cuisine and Culture
Essential Cell Biology
A Traveller's Companion to London
Fan Sites: Film Tourism and Contemporary Fandom
Simply West African
Snacks for Dinner
We Are Palestinian
Photograph of The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham
Photograph of Mass Supervision by Vincent Schiraldi
Photograph of The Mass Production of Memory by Tammy Gordon
Photograph of Contemporary Latin American Revolutions by Marc Becker
Photograph of The end of race politics: arguments for a colorblind America by Coleman Hughes
Photograph of How to Taste Coffee by Jessica Easto
Photograph of Asian Americans in an anti-Black world by Claire Jean Kim
Photograph of Mindful Strategies for Helping College Students Manage Stress by Lacretia Dye

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Current topic: Israel & Palestine

Wondering about the history of Israel & Palestine? Check out this new book. 

Israel & Palestine features important information on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine throughout world history. We believe this content will help provide your students and researchers with a deeper understanding of the political, economic, and social impacts of this conflict from an historical perspective.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement

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.

Please take a moment to look at the new guide. This guide provides reports by SUNY Schenectady faculty, books available in the library catalog, as well as other useful websites and resources.

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Academic Video Online

This is the library’s online film collection. Watch 68,000 classic, world, and independent films and documentaries.

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CQ Researcher

Check out the new CQ Researcher search! 


Use this database for trustworthy information on current events. In-depth reports are written by experienced journalists, contain footnotes, and are professionally fact-checked.

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New Database! Exploring Race in Society

Use this database to explore context and solutions-oriented points of view on topics related to race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.

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    Phone: 518-381-1235

Contact Our Librarians Live

A librarian will be available in Brainfuse from 6 pm to 7 pm on Mondays and Thursdays when classes are in session. Click here for directions on how to access Brainfuse.  When you get to Step 6 in the instructions above, scroll down and click Office Hours to join the virtual Library Reference Help session.

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Computer Help

Librarian Matthew can help get your computer questions answered.  Click the button below to schedule a time to meet with him in the Begley Learning Commons.

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Library newsletter February 2023 edition

February 2024

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