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Fall 2021 - Updates: Home

Fall 2021 Library Updates

Building HOURS

  • Lougheed Learning Center/Crumb Library:
    • Lougheed Learning Commons Building Hours for the 1st floor are finalized (Fall and Thanksgiving Breaks excepted), BUT library services and 2nd floor availability will depend upon student staffing (hiring & training). 
    • Library Services/2nd floor access for week four (9/20/21 - 9/26/21) will be 8-5 Monday - Friday.  The first floor with access to computing will be open longer hours, but library services such as book checkout and reserves will not be available after 5:00. 
    • Beginning Monday, 9/27/21 - Regular Library Hours for the rest of the semester will be:
      • Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 11:00pm
      • Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm (note: 1st floor remains open until 8pm but no library services from 6-8)
      • Saturday 10:00 - 2:00
      • Sunday 12:00 noon - 11:00pm
  • Crane Library:
    • Crane library hours are Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 8:00, Friday 1:00 - 5:00. Closed weekends for now
    • Beginning Sunday, October 2nd, we will add Sunday hours from 6:00pm - 10:00pm.
    • Faculty may email Ed Komara directly at for help accessing materials related to classes and reserves
    • Expect additional hours as we expand our Crane Library workforce.


  • 24/7 chat service for reference
  • one-on-one appointments with a librarian for more in-depth assistance
  • 2nd floor of the Lougheed Learning Commons will be open for individual study and book access during Library Service hours.
  • Group study rooms closed until further notice

Borrowing BOOKS/Library Materials

  • Browse our physical books stacks in person.  You must have your ID to check things out.
  • You can request books from across the SUNY system via our Resource Sharing service or through our Inter Library Loan service
  • You can also request books, book chapters, and articles that we don't own through Inter Library Loan.
  • Library services and materials are currently limited to SUNY Potsdam students, faculty, and staff.

Questions? Please email us at

Crane Library Specific Details

Physical Spaces

  • Crane library hour are 1-8 Monday-Thursday, 1-5 on Friday, closed weekends for now
  • Sunday hours from 6 - 10pm begin on October 2nd.
  • Questions and special requests for materials - especially from faculty - may be directed at any time to the Crane Librarian Edward Komara (email:

Item accessibility

  • If you cannot make the hours that Crane will be open, please contact Ed Komara (email: with your request.

Item returns

  • Returns may be made at the Crane Library drop box on the Schuette Hall plaza, the book return slot at the Lougheed Learning Commons (Satterlee side- built into the angled brick wall), or at the circulation desks when the libraries are open.

Any questions regarding Crane Library operations may be directed to the Crane Librarian, Ed Komara ( )

Crumb Library Specific Details

Physical Spaces

  • Week four of classes (9/20-9/26) continue with Library Services available 8-5 until we have trained our student workforce.
  • Starting week 5, beginning on 9/27/21 we will resume regular building hours congruent with the Lougheed Learning Commons with the exception of 2 hours of Friday evening from 6-8 when the 1st floor will be open for computing, but no library services will be offered.

Library Services

Item accessibility

  • Patrons will be able to retrieve books from the stacks on their own.
  • Please direct any questions about borrowing materials to
  • Use our Resource Sharing service to request books from other SUNY Libraries
  • Inter-library Loan for articles, books, and book chapters from a broader spectrum of libraries is also available.

Item returns

  • Returns may be made at the outside permanent book return flap/chute built into the angled wall on the Satterlee side of the Lougheed Learning Commons.
  • Please contact with and return questions.

Please direct any questions to


Crumb Library: 315-267-2485
Crane Library: 315-267-2451

Text Us! (Mon-Fri, 10 - 4): 315-277-3730

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44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13617