The Frederick W. Crumb Library is the main library for the SUNY Potsdam community, and is located in the center of the academic quad within the Lougheed Learning Commons. A busy and service-intensive place, Crumb Library is always changing in response to what our users tell us they need.
Students can study individually or in groups late night Sunday through Thursday and our group and individual study areas have seating options that range from lounge chairs by a window to study carrels that prevent distractions. We are the largest computer lab on campus with desktops spread throughout the building - more than 60 dual-boot library computers for individual or group use, black & white and color printing, and two scanning stations.
Research help is available in whatever form is most useful and comfortable for you. We offer a 24/7 chat service and face-to-face help is available with drop-in hours at our help desk or you can schedule an appointment one-on-one or with a group. We're happy to help you get started or to dive in when things get challenging part way through.
All those services are built around our evolving collections—access to more than 50,000 online journals, 30,000 ebooks, and 400,000 print books. If those resources aren't what our researchers need, our Interlibrary Loan department can get it through partnership with the IDS Project, or through Resource Sharing with other SUNY libraries which provide fast access to millions more items. Crumb Library has also been a member of the Federal Depository Program since 1966, providing print and online access to many federal publications. This library is a congressionally designed depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code). Crumb is also a New York State Depository Library, receiving a limited collection of New York State publications for use by both the college and local communities.