Library Services

Library Etiquette

Please help us keep the Library a pleasant place to study

  • Please eat and drink outside in the student lounge; no food allowed in the Library
  • Water (only) is allowed, in spill-proof containers
  • Text, not talk, on cell phones; set to vibrate or silent
  • Keep noise to a minimum
  • Do not reshelve books or magazines

Safety First

  • Do not leave your possessions unattended
  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • Remember, destruction or theft of library materials is a crime

Contact Locations

Albany Campus
Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 8pm
Friday 8:30am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 2pm 

Director of Library Services
Lucas Petruzzini
(518) 786-0855 x 1330

New York City Campus
Monday – Friday 8am to 10pm
Saturday 8am to 5pm 

Director of Library Services
Jacqueline Simone
(212) 380-9004 x 1623

Pittsfield Campus
Monday – Thursday 8am to 9pm
Friday 8am to 5pm 

Assistant Librarian, Donna Sakaske
(413) 499-8618 x 2228

Interlibrary Loan Services

Metro Membership (Metropolitan New York Library Council)

Metro is an organization providing essential services and support to its member libraries across the New York metro area. With over 250 members, Metro is the 9th largest organization of its kind in New York State and one of the largest in the world. Some of the benefits of our Metro membership include:

  • professional development (so we can be better librarians to service the students, faculty, and staff)
  • access to grants that will give us funding for various library activities and projects
  • learning about emerging technologies through workshops that Metro provides
  • and various other benefits

Another important benefit to our membership with Metro is the interlibrary loan privileges they provide to our library. With interlibrary loan, our library will have access to collections from other Metro libraries in a timely manner. Metro provides our library with referral cards by subject or title and this makes it easier for students and faculty to locate desired materials or research topics of interest.

Library Resources

Research is the first step in the writing process. When researching a topic for an assignment, it is important to find credible and accurate sources. Use the online databases to find:

  • Books
  • E-Books
  • Professional journals
  • General information about a topic

The online databases can be used on school computers or at home.

To Find Books:

  • Click Library World
  • Search your topic
  • Choose the titles that are most related to your topic
  • Check to make sure that the branch is New York
  • Write down the call number and title of the book
  • Visit the library to borrow the book. You can checkout up to 3 books at a time, and they are due back in 2 weeks

To Find E-Books:

  • Click Gale Reference Library
  • Enter the password from the library
  • Search your topic
  • Choose books and view them on the computer by clicking on the links to chapters and specific topics

To Find Journals:

  • Choose a database
    • EbscoHost
    • Gale Academic One File or Gale General One File
  • Get password from Librarian
  • Search your topic
  • Before choosing an article, make sure the entry is listed as full text
  • Click full text to view the whole article

To Find General Information:

  • Click on Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Search your topic
  • Click on links that will take you to articles and encyclopedia entries

Research Databases

Below is a selection of excellent research databases, from which you can locate full text articles on a wide range of subjects. If you need a username or password, please contact your campus librarian.





Get Databases and Encyclopedia Provided by:

Encyclopedia Britannica


  • Britannica High
  • Britannica Academic Edition
  • E-Books from Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Please see Librarian for Password
  • Academic One File
    • Please see Librarian for Password
    • The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world”s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences,technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts,theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
  • General One File
    • Please see Librarian for Password
    • One-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    • Please see Librarian for Password
    • From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!