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Starting your research

The library instruction team

Learn more about starting your research, find the best resources for your topic, and make an appointment with a librarian.

Borrowing materials

Students can borrow materials for one month at a time, with renewals available.

Access: see Circulation for more information.

Course Reserves

Copies of articles, books, videos/DVDs put on course reserve by faculty can be found at the Circulation Desks in each library. Electronic reserves are linked from the catalog. Check the online catalog to see what is on reserve for your classes.

Find your librarians

Ask-a-librarian: in person, phone, via emailLibraries are complex. Do not hesitate to ask questions. All inquiries are encouraged and welcomed. Your librarians can help you use your research time effectively and efficiently.

Walk-in questions: Ask for a librarian at the Circulation desk in the Main or Music Library every Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. During those hours there will be a librarian available to meet with you on a moment's notice.

Email: Email a librarian after hours

  Consultations: Schedule an individual or small group consultation with the librarian liaison for the Department/Program matching your research needs

  JYA: Help is available during JYA.  Email a librarian with your research question.  We will even scan and send something from our print collection to you.

Events and tabling

If you are looking to hold an event or table in the library lobby, Class of 1951 Reading Room, or other space, please contact the Library Administration Office at 845-437-5785 or email

Requests for our classrooms and seminar rooms can be made through Virtual EMS.

Maps of the libraries