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
lpetruzzini@mildred-elley.edu

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

Director of Library Services
Jacqueline Simone
(212) 380-9004 x 1623
jsimone@mildred-elley.edu

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

Assistant Librarian, Donna Sakaske
(413) 499-8618 x 2228
dsakaske@mildred-elley.edu

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

HOW TO USE LIBRARY DATABASES
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 View Print Collections:

  • 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:

To Find Journals:

  • Click on the links displayed under the subject area you are researching (below)
  • Passwords are available in your Moodle account under “Tutoring and Library Services”
  • 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

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