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Late Fall 2020/Winter2021 updates: Home

Late Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 Library Updates

Here's the status of libraries' hours and services after Thanksgiving up until Spring Semester begins:

  • Crane library is now physically closed until Spring Semester, but materials may be requested through the LaMP service described below.
  • The Lougheed Learning Commons 1st floor is open 11/29/20 - 12/18/20:
    • Mon-Fri 9:00 - 8:00
    • Sat closed
    • Sun noon - 8:00.
    • Building access is via card-swipe.
  • Access to materials in both Crane and Crumb Libraries will be mediated through our Library Materials Pickup (LaMP) service with requested material retrieved by library staff.  Students, faculty and staff can use BearCat, our catalog to locate items they want and then submit a request for materials they would like to check out (see LaMP instructions here).  Please PLAN AHEAD as this service takes time.
  • Library services are offered remotely:
  • Computing and printing is still available.
  • Library access, services and materials are currently limited to SUNY Potsdam students, faculty, and staff.
  • A reminder that there are no reserves or textbook collections available this Fall.
  • Faculty may contact Melissa Netzband ( for questions about library instruction.
  • Questions about access to Government Documents may be addressed to Holly Chambers (

Crane Library Specific Details

Physical Spaces

  • Crane library is now physically closed until Spring Semester.

Item accessibility

Item returns

  • Returns may be made at the Crane Library drop box on the Schuette Hall plaza, or in the dropboxes in the Lougheed Learning Commons.
  • Returned items are held for 7 days before they may be re-used. We will keep returns on marked carts for 7 days before releasing them, so returned materials will NOT be immediately available.


  • Reserves service are not offered during the pandemic.

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

Crumb Library Specific Details

Physical Spaces

  • Within the Lougheed Learning Commons, only the first floor is open. 
  • Access to the building is controlled by cardswipe
  • About 35 computers as well as both black & white and color printing are available
  • Minerva's cafe and the Makerspace are closed.

Library Services

Item accessibility

  • Library staff will retrieve materials requested with the Library Materials Pickup (LaMP) service.
  • This is not an immediate retrieval service, so please PLAN AHEAD and understand that it takes time
  • Requests are retrieved by staff Monday-Friday mornings and may be picked up Monday – Friday either 10-12 or 2-4 at the Research Center in the Lougheed Learning Commons located along the south wall facing the Barrington Student Union.
  • Requested items will be held for pick-up for 7 days.  If not picked up, they will be re-shelved to be available for others.

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 or inside to the marked bins in the LLC Lobby.
  • Returned items are quarantined for 7 days before being reshelved, so returned materials will NOT be immediately available.

Reserves & Textbooks

  • Reserves & the textbook collection are not available during the pandemic.

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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SUNY Potsdam College Libraries
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13617