Library

*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.

The SUNY Morrisville Library building is open. Information on our new hours of operation and changes to services follows.

Announcements

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the library asks all visitors to adhere to campus physical distancing guidelines and to wear a face mask at all times while in the building. The Library staff and our facilities support team are following increased cleaning protocols and a hand sanitizer fill station is available at the entry to the building. We have reduced seating in all study areas and closed group study rooms to enforce physical distancing. Single study carrels are still available. All public computer workstations have been removed and we encourage students to bring their own laptop if they plan to work in the library. However, students may borrow a laptop at the Circulation desk for in-library use. For more information on laptop lending see the Circulation Services section below. 

Hours: Starting Monday, August 24

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Online Reference Services

All reference services for the Fall 2020 semester will be online. Students can request reference services by

Library Instruction

To request online library instruction please fill out our Library Instruction Request Form. If you have questions regarding Library Instruction please contact mitchemk@morrisville.edu.

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.

Circulation

Several changes and new services have been introduced in response to COVID-19. With the removal of desktop computer stations, students can now check out laptops at the circulation desk. These laptops are for use in the library only and must be returned before closing. Laptops will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses. Campus community members can now request books and DVDs to be pulled from our collection for pickup at the Circulation desk. Requests can be placed through Library user accounts in OneSearch. When returning materials please use the library book drops rather than placing items on the Circulation desk. 

Several equipment loans require borrowers to fill out an Agreement Form each semester or academic year. The links to submit these forms are

Laptop Loan Agreement Form

iPad Loan Agreement Form

Wireless Microphone Agreement Form (Faculty/Staff Only)

Course Reserves

While Course Reserve textbooks will be available for students to borrow for in-library use, we will be wiping down book covers and quarantining books for 4 days when items are returned. However, at request, we will loan materials that have not been fully quarantined with the warning that users should wash or sanitize their hands before and after using the textbook.

We encourage faculty to use digital textbooks and learning materials, such as etextbooks and open education resources when possible, to ensure that students will be able to access their learning materials from any location. If a faculty member is using only a small portion of a textbook, Library staff may be able to scan pages that can be posted in BlackBoard course shells. Library staff will conduct a fair use assessment to determine if a scanning request falls within copyright provisions. Email us at library@morrisville.edu to ask about scanning services.

Our librarians, who are familiar with fair use provisions and are experts at finding content, can help faculty find learning materials. Under the current conditions, there will be times when we cannot find the perfect resource, but working with faculty, we can likely identify adequate resources. Email us at library@morrisville.edu if you need help. Faculty can also consult the Copyright Primer for information on how to evaluate if their use of copyrighted materials complies with fair use.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan services are now available for articles and books. Set up your free interlibrary loan account on the Library's Interlibrary Loan Logon page.

Resources

Library Catalog

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

Databases

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.