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Summer 2021 - Updates: Home

Summer 2021 Library Updates

Building HOURS

  • Both the Lougheed Learning Center/Crumb Library and the Crane Library will be physically closed Summer 2021 and will reopen Fall 2021.

Library SERVICES - Will be offered remotely for Summer 2021:

Borrowing BOOKS/Library Materials

  • Yes, you can borrow items throughout the summer
    • Access to materials in Crumb Library will be mediated through our Library Materials Pickup (LaMP) service with requested material retrieved by library staff. 
    • IMPORTANT: Crane library is closed this summer for construction so music materials should be requested through interlibrary loan.
    • 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
    • Arrangements to pick up material will be individually arranged between the circulation staff and the borrower via emails.
  • 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 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 is closed Summer 2021.
  • Questions and special requests for materials may be directed at any time to the Crane Librarian Edward Komara (email:

Item accessibility

  • Crane library is closed this summer for construction so music materials should be requested through interlibrary loan.  Questions may be directed to Ed Komara, but please know that some of the construction is asbestos abatement and so there is no staff access to the materials.

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 Summer 2021.

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, 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.
  • 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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SUNY Potsdam College Libraries
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13617