*NOTE: When accessing library resources from the campus dorm wifi ResNet you will be prompted to log in using your SUNY Morrisville Email and Blackboard credentials.

Until further notice, the SUNY Morrisville Library building is closed. Online services and access to resources are ongoing, see additional information below.


In response to campus changes and courses moving online amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the library has compiled the following resources to aid faculty and students disrupted by these events.

Online Reference Services

Library reference services have moved to an Online Platform through Blackboard. Reference questions can also be emailed to Our weekly reference hours are listed below.

  • SERVICES BEGIN: March 30, 2020
  • Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Off hours access Ask Us 24/7 library chat reference

Library Instruction

To request online library instruction please contact Instructional Services Librarian Michelle Mitchell at

Use research and subject guides for self-help. Start at the Library General Research Guide. For help with citations, see the Citation Styles guideAdditional Subject and Course Guides can be accessed on the library home page under the Get Help Link.

Free Access to e-Textbooks

RedShelf and VitalSource, two textbook providers for our campus, are offering free access to e-textbooks for up to 7 books until the end of May. Directions on how to access free e-textbooks from RedShelf are posted on our Online Course Textbooks guide. Once you have set up a RedShelf account, you can use the direct links in our guide to gain access to the listed books. We listed the most frequently used library course reserve books in this guide, but you should be able to access any e-textbook that individual publishers have made available. If you need help finding an e-textbook, contact us at or through our online reference services.

Copyright and Fair Use Guidance

Faculty can consult the Copyright Primer to determine if their use of copyrighted materials for remote instruction complies with fair use doctrine.

Interlibrary Loan

Students and faculty can still Request Interlibrary Loan Articles. We can no longer provide Interlibrary Loans for books and other physical items until further notice.

Changes to Due Dates

All currently loaned library material that is due or coming due, including books and DVDs, are now due back at the start of the Fall 2020 Semester (August 24, 2020). This change is in place for all SUNY Morrisville students, faculty, and staff. If you are on campus, you can always return library materials through the book slot to the right of the Library entry.


Library Catalog

Search the library collection for books, e-books, DVDs and more.


A list of all databases the library subscribes to. Searchable alphabetically or by title.

Find a Journal by Title

Find a journal, magazine, or newspaper by title.

Interlibrary Loan

Request materials from another library.

Textbook Reserves

Access course readings and materials.