The University Library will be closed this weekend (June 22 - June 23) because of unexpected HVAC issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The University Libraries extend best wishes and fervent congratulations to the University at Albany Class of 2023! Throughout your time here, you have excelled as Great Danes, and now you get to celebrate Commencement Weekend

Before the confetti flies, Interim Dean of University Libraries Carey Hatch has a message for our graduates.

“You are graduating into an era of transformational change. UAlbany has prepared you to excel and thrive. Whether you are entering the workforce, pursuing graduate studies, or lining up your next steps, the experiences you learned inside and out of the classroom here will serve you well. Keep pushing boundaries, keep leading, keep learning, and keep in touch. The Libraries are always here for you, in person or online.”


Congratulations to OUR students!

We also want to give a special round of applause to the graduating students who have been involved with the University Libraries, whether as student employees or as volunteers.

Jasmine Ambrose
BA, Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

Tiffany Camp
BA, English

Britney Colas
BA, Criminal Justice

Abby Cowan
MS, Information Science with a concentration in Archives and Records Management

Claire Dell-Priscoli
BA, English and Theatre

Charini Jayasekera
MS in Information Science, Data Analytics

Andrea Lurie
MS, Information Science with a concentration in Archives and Records Management

Tahseen Fathima Syed
MS, Applied Data Science and Applied Mathematics

What's next?

As an alumnus, you can still use the University Libraries! Here are some resources for graduates: 

Borrowing Privileges

Alumni may sign up to receive borrowing privileges! You may borrow up to 30 books at a time for up to 30 days, with two renewals. Media may be borrowed for up to 7 days with one renewal. Reserves may be borrowed for 3 hours at a time, with no renewals. 

To register for borrowing privileges you must register in person at any of our three libraries’ circulation desks. You must present valid photo identification when you register. Since we have to verify your status in the University Registrar’s Alumni database, we strongly encourage you to visit us during regular business hours. (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.) when staff with access to that database are available.

Database Access

The SUNY Office of Library and Information Services provides access to two databases for alumni. These databases can be accessed remotely. However, in order to access these databases, Alumni must be members of the Alumni Association. Membership is free.

First time users must register first. To register for a username and password, please view the University at Albany Alumni Online Community  page.

Once registered, an alumnus may browse these two databases:

  • Academic Search - Alumni Edition Designed for the research needs of the post-college professional, this database includes the full text for 3,350 journals and indexing and abstracting for 8,200 journals. It is multidisciplinary.
  • Business Source - Alumni Edition   Designed for the research needs of the post-college business professional, this database includes the full text of 1,450 full text business magazines and journals. All areas of business are covered.

Alumni/ae who visit the University Library, on the uptown campus, may use nearly all of the hundreds of online databases on public computers. (Vendor licenses restrict off–campus access of these databases to current faculty, staff, and students.)

Stay Connected

The University Libraries are active on social media! Follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter for all things libraries. You can join the conversation using #UAlbanyLibs!

The Libraries also publish a newsletter three times a year. Sign up for our mailing list to stay in the know!

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Support the Libraries

If you already support the Libraries please accept our heartfelt appreciation. If you are not yet a supporter but are considering giving to the University Libraries, you might want to learn more on this website, consult our list of endowments, or go directly to the University's Way to Give website.

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