Due to continued indoor temperatures and humidity, the University Library and Science Library will remain closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Learn more about accessing materials and services while we are closed.

Access Services

  Phone Location
Circulation (University Library) 518-442-3569 LI-118
Circulation (Science Library) 518-437-3948 SL-140
Course Reserves 518-442-3569 LI-118
Interlibrary Loan 518-442-3569 LI-118

Acquisitions Services

  Phone Location
Books & Serials - Invoicing 518-442-1473 LI-B34D
Books – Ordering & Receiving 518-442-3589 LI-B34D
Serials – Ordering & Receiving 518-442-3644 LI-B34D

Dean's Office

Phone Location
518-442-3568 LI-B93D

Finance & Administration

Phone Location
518-442-3563 LI-B93B

Information Literacy

The Information Literacy Department of the University Libraries empowers students to be confident users and creators of information in a dynamic and continually evolving information landscape. We prepare students to think critically about the information that they encounter and create, in a variety of forms, both within and outside of academia. Our mission also includes facilitating informed access to the University Libraries’ collections and services. We collaborate with faculty members and administrators to shape information literacy instruction for individual courses, programs, and majors. We strive to be innovative leaders in the field. Our underlying goal is to support the information literacy needs of all members of the academic community through classroom and online instruction, research assistance, and campus-wide collaboration.


Phone Location
518-442-3581 LI-107D

Library Strategy, Digital Transformation

Library Systems

The Library Systems Department provides a broad range of IT solutions and services to support the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the University at Albany Libraries and the University. Library Systems provides technical leadership in research and development of library initiatives, explores and evaluates the suitability of new technologies to support the University Libraries’ programs and services, and supports workstation and network services for the University Libraries.


  Phone Location
Regular Hours 518-442-3891  LI-B35A
After Hours (Emergency Only) 518-442-1500  LI-B35A

Reference & Research Services

Reference Desk Phone Location
University Library 518-442-3553 LI-118A
Dewey Graduate Library 518-442-3691 Dewey Graduate Library
Science Library 518-437-3945 SL-152
Special Collections & Archives 518-437-3935 SL-360

Resource Management

Scholarly Communications

Shipping & Receiving

  Phone Location
University Library 518-442-3596 LI-SB23
Science Library 518-437-3963 SL-L40

Special Collections, Archives, Preservation

  Phone Location
Reference Desk 518-437-3935 SL-360
Research Room 518-437-3935 SL-360
University Archives 518-437-3936 SL-356
Preservation 518-437-3925 SL-310


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