Services & Spaces




Media Inquiries


Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

If our library does not own the item you need, it can usually be obtained for you from another library through interlibrary loan (ILL). This service is available to Sarah Lawrence College students, faculty and staff only. Alumni and Friends of the Library must use their local public libraries for ILL services.

Learn more about Interlibrary Loans

Course Reserves

Reserves are materials that faculty ask the library to make available for their students. Reserves are available for hardcopy materials (books, films, and other items housed behind the circulation desk), electronic materials (eBooks, book chapters, and journal articles that the library has posted on a course page in MySLC), and music. 

Learn more about course reserves

Library Instruction Program (for faculty)

The goal of the library instruction program is to teach students to become confident researchers who understand that research is an iterative process and use critical thinking about both their research topics and their sources. Our instruction is designed to be active and engaging; each type of instruction session will allow students to learn new research skills and build on old ones.

Learn more about the library instruction program, or request a class session with a librarian.

Streaming Films

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.

Learn more about accessing films on Kanopy

Network Access

Wireless access is available throughout the entire library. Please be aware that some areas may have weak signals due to weather and/or obstructions.

Devices with wireless cards can access the Sarah Lawrence College wireless network (SLCWLAN) by selecting the network on their device. No registration is necessary.

For more information, visit the Help Desk on MySLC


Computer Lab

The computer lab is located on the upper level of the library.

Learn more

Study Rooms

At times a patron may wish to use a room to work on their research. There are a few types of study rooms available to the community. All study rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Please refer to the online floor plan or the maps displayed on each floor level.

Video Rooms

Watch movies on VHS or DVD. Check out remote controls at the Information Desk.

Individual Study Rooms

Available on the upper level of the library, work on a project on your own in a space of your own.

Group Study Rooms

Available on the lower level of the library, a number of group study rooms are available with a large table and chairs.

Copy, Print, and Scan Stations

Located in three different locations within the library, patrons can print and photocopy from any of the Ricoh Copier/Printer/Scanner stations using their Sarah Lawrence ID.


Main Level

  • One black & white  Reading/Study Space
Lower level
  • One black & white – Snack Area
Upper level
  • Three black & white – outside Computer Lab
  • One color  outside Computer Lab

Please contact the Help Desk if you have questions about copying, printing, and scanning.

Floor Plans

Main Level Floor Plan:

Esther Raushenbush Library Main Level Floor Plan

Lower Level Floor Plan:

Esther Raushenbush Library Lower Level Floor Plan

Upper Level Floor Plan:

Esther Raushenbush Library Upper Level Floor Plan