Esther Raushenbush Library




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The library catalog is currently experiencing system outages. Our vendor, OCLC, is working to fix the problem as soon as possible. The databases continue to be accessible.

Library News

Last Updated May 20, 2020.

At the direction of the State of New York, the campus continues to be closed. The Library, in turn, is also not accessible in person at this time. Despite this, the Library continues to support the curricular and research needs of our community by offering all library services through remote access where possible. See below for more information about specific library departments.

Most importantly, if you have any questions not addressed below, please ask us. We know this is a challenging time, and we are here to help you find appropriate resources in this online environment.

Check back for updates toward the end of the summer.

SLC Library Books

All books borrowed from the SLC Library collection have been given a due date of August 31, 2020. We ask that patrons hold all checked out items in their possession until we announce our reopening and can implement a plan for the safe return of materials. Recalls are suspended until regular circulation resumes. Please contact Circulation with any specific questions.

Interlibrary Loan

If you are having trouble finding sources, please ask. We are happy to help!

We continue to place Interlibrary Loan requests, but for electronic materials only. Please submit requests as usual or directly contact the ILL Department. Although we can more easily acquire electronic materials, we will try to acquire scanned copies of hardcopy material if possible. Continue to renew your Interlibrary Loan books so that the lending libraries are notified of your renewal request. No fines will begin to accrue for Interlibrary Loan items until circulation resumes and all patrons are given guidelines on how to return items; fines will begin to accrue no earlier than August 31, 2020.

Research Services

The Library will continue to offer one-on-one online Research Consultations, email Reference and chat throughout the summer.


Reserves will continue to be posted on the course reserves pages in MySLC. At this time only electronic reserves will be available; hardcopy reserves are suspended until regular circulation resumes. Please contact the Reserves department with any questions.

Purchase Requests

The Library continues to fulfill Purchase Requests for e-books and streaming films. If you cannot find an e-book or streaming film that you need, please reach out to the Acquisitions department. We’ll do our best to locate what you are looking for. Purchase Requests for print materials can be submitted, but will not be fulfilled until the library reopens.

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Hours of Operation

Main Library Hours: March 19 - August 31, 2020

March 19 2020-August 31 2020 Building Closed, Remote Services Available

These hours are subject to change.

The Library will be providing remote Research Services, Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, and Acquisitions beginning Thursday, March 19.

Music Library Hours: March 19 - August 31, 2020

March 19,2020 - August 31,2020 Closed

These hours are subject to change.

Visual Resources Library Hours: March 19 - August 31, 2020

March 19,2020 - August 31,2020 Closed
These hours are subject to change.