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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 still be requested by contacting circ@potsdam.edu. Faculty appointments for necessary Crane Library visits between semesters may be made with the Crane Librarian Edward Komara (email: komaraem@potsdam.edu)
  • The Lougheed Learning Commons and Crumb Library are also now physically closed until Spring Semester
  • Access to materials in both Crane and Crumb Libraries is still available and can be requested by contacting circ@potsdam.edu.
  • Library services are offered remotely:
    • 24/7 chat service for reference
    • one-on-one appointments with a librarian for more in-depth assistance
    • Inter-library Loan for articles is still available over the break, however...
    • Resource Sharing for books from other SUNY schools is limited over the break.  Please contact circ@potsdam.edu before submitting any requests.
  • Library access, services and materials are currently limited to SUNY Potsdam students, faculty, and staff.
  • Faculty may contact Melissa Netzband (netzbame@potsdam.edu) for questions about library instruction for Spring semester.
  • Questions about access to Government Documents may be addressed to Holly Chambers (chambehe@potsdam.edu)

Crane Library Specific Details

Physical Spaces

  • Crane library is now physically closed until Spring Semester. Faculty appointments for necessary Crane Library visits between semesters may be made with the Crane Librarian Edward Komara (email: komaraem@potsdam.edu)

Item accessibility

  • Library staff will retrieve Crane materials for borrowing.  Contact circ@potsdam.edu with requests.

Item returns

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

Any questions regarding Crane Library operations may be directed to the Crane Librarian, Ed Komara (komaraem@potsdam.edu)

Crumb Library Specific Details

Physical Spaces

  • The  Lougheed Learning Commons and Crumb Library are now physically closed until Spring Semester.

Library Services

  • Library services will continue to be offered remotely. 
    • 24/7 chat service for reference
    • one-on-one appointments with a librarian for more in-depth assistance
    • Inter-library Loan for articles is available through the break. (Resource sharing for books from other SUNY libraries is limited over break. Contact circ@potsdam.edu before submitting any requests).

Item accessibility

  • During the break, library staff will continue to retrieve materials for borrowing.  Contact circ@potsdam.edu with requests.

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.
  • If you are remote, please contact circ@potsdam.edu to discuss return possibilities.
  • Returned items are quarantined for 7 days before being reshelved, so returned materials will NOT be immediately available.

Please direct any questions to library@potsdam.edu

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

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