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Library Services

Archives & Special Collections:

  • Staffed hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Research services continue virtually. Please contact an Archives and Special Collections Librarian via or call 315.464.4585.
  • All other services, including digitization of content on-demand, continue virtually 

Complimentary Coffee:

  • We regret that we must pause our complimentary coffee service until further notice.
  • The Keurig will be available. Remember, you need to provide your own cup, Keurig pod, and add ins.
  • Visitors may continue to bring beverages and food into the Library.  

Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan:

  • There are no changes to our document delivery service for articles.
  • Interlibrary loan of physical books and dvds recommences July 6th. Until the majority of other libraries come back online, please expect delays in delivery as this service depends upon our network libraries re-instating their service. We encourage users to request delivery of materials to departmental offices and on-campus student housing via our campus delivery service.
  • The Library team will disinfect all items received by other libraries and all items being sent to other libraries.
  • Items checked out from the Upstate Health Sciences Library or on loan from another Library should be returned by the date attached to your library account.
  • If you do not plan to return to campus prior to due dates, no worries, we will provide you with a postage paid envelope to mail the items back to us.

Photocopying & Printing:

  • All printers remain available.
  • These are considered ‘high touch’ and will be disinfected twice daily by Environmental Services.

Reference & Research:

  • Reference and research services continue virtually. Please contact the Reference team via email or phone 315.454.7091. 


Shared Items:

  • These items have been relocated next to the1st floor photocopier, across from the Library Services Desk and to a table near the 2nd floor study rooms.
  • These items are considered ‘high touch.’
  • They are NOT being disinfected by Environmental Services.
  • Please disinfect before using. A disinfecting bucket is located near shared items.

Therapy Dogs:

  • Therapy Dog Thursdays are "pawsed" until Pet Partners, our therapy dog service provider, recommences their visits.