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Spring 2021 Library Updates

Building HOURS

For the first two weeks of the semester, the buildings are closed and all services are remote. 

Beginning February 15th, the hours are as follows (access is via card-swipe):

Lougheed Learning Commons
Mon-Thurs:   8:00am - 11:00pm
Fri:                8:00am - 8:00pm
Sat:              10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun:             12:00noon - 11:00pm

Crane Library
Mon-Thurs:   10:00am - 8:00pm
Fri:                10:00am - 4:30pm
Sat:               closed
Sun:              closed

Library SERVICES - offered remotely for Spring 2021:

Borrowing BOOKS/Library Materials

  • The 2nd floor of Crumb Library is closed.
  • 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.  This service takes time, so please look for resources well in advance of needing them.
  • If we do not own the book you're looking for, you can request books from across the SUNY system via our Resource Sharing service.
  • Our Inter Library Loan service is currently limited to Articles and Book Chapters.
  • There are no reserves or textbook collections available this spring as we are unable to do short-term loans.  Loaner laptops are also not available, however...
  • Desktop computing and printing are still available at both libraries but with reduced capacity.
  • Library access, services and materials are currently limited to SUNY Potsdam students, faculty, and staff.
  • Faculty may contact Melissa Netzband ( for questions about library instruction for Spring semester.
  • Questions about access to Government Documents may be addressed to Holly Chambers (

Crane Library Specific Details

Physical Spaces

  • Crane library is closed through Feb 14th and will reopen on Feb. 15th at 10:00am.
  • Questions and special requests for materials may be directed at any time to the Crane Librarian Edward Komara (email:

Item accessibility

  • Library staff will retrieve Crane materials for borrowing.  Use our LaMP service to submit 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 (

Crumb Library Specific Details

Physical Spaces

  • The  Lougheed Learning Commons and Crumb Library are physically closed for the first 2 weeks of the Spring 2021 semester.  The building will reopen on Feb. 15th at 8:00am.

Library Services

Item accessibility

  • Please direct any questions about borrowing materials to
  • Use our LaMP service to request library materials from Crumb or Crane libraries
  • Use our Resource Sharing service to request books from other SUNY Libraries
  • Inter-library Loan for articles 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 or at the bins inside the lobby.
  • If you are remote, please contact 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


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