Summer Hours

Summer Hours for Memorial Library are as follows:

Summer Session I (May 16 – June 20)

Monday – Thursday 7:45 am  – 10 pm
Friday 7:45 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, May 26 CLOSED
May 28 (Memorial Day) CLOSED

Inter-Summer Session (June 21 – June 24)

Thursday, June 21 – Friday, June 22 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24 CLOSED

Summer Session II (June 25 – July 31)

Monday – Thursday 7:45 am  – 10 pm
Friday 7:45 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm
July 4 (Independence Day) CLOSED

Post-Summer Session (August 1 – August 26)

Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED
August 26 (Sunday) 12 pm – 8 pm


New Database: World Book Online

World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites that will enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide.

World Book Kids
Engaging content, features, and tools developed especially for young students.

World Book Student
A mainstay to meet the research needs of students in primary/elementary and middle school with thousands of articles and multimedia.

World Book Timelines
Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.

The Wall Street Journal & New York Times Digital Edition Access

The Library would like to remind SUNY Cortland students, faculty, and staff that they now have access to both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times Digital Edition. Please check out the guides for more information about creating an account and what’s included in the subscription.

Wall Street Journal LibGuide
New York Times Digital Edition LibGuide

Food for Fines

Memorial Library is offering another opportunity for our students to pay their overdue library fines while helping their fellow students. From April 23 through May 11, 2018, students may “pay” their fines by donating food. The library will accept donations of non-perishable, unopened, unexpired food in cans, boxes, and plastic jars (e.g. vegetables, cereal, pasta, salad dressings, etc.). Those who do not have fines but wish to donate food may do so.

1 non-perishable food item = $1 off of your overdue fines. Replacement costs for lost or damaged books are excluded from this program. Donations will be accepted during business hours at The Help Center in Memorial Library. The food will be delivered to the SUNY Cortland Cupboard. For more information or to donate, stop by The Help Center in Memorial Library, call us at 607-753-2500, or email

Featured Database: Britannica Academic

Looking for good background source?

Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one resource.

Written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other notable experts, Britannica Academic’s articles provide trusted information with balanced, global perspectives and insights that users will not find anywhere else.

Human Kinetics Journals

We are currently experiencing issues with Human Kinetics journals remotely. Access is still available on campus. The issue is known and is actively being worked on to resolve the problem.

If you are an off campus patron looking for articles, please contact the Library (or your Liaison Librarian) for assistance in obtaining the article.

New Database: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodical Collection

Partnering with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, EBSCO provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912 with the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodical Collection. Five comprehensive series are available.

New Database: Periodicals Archive Online

Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.

Currently, Periodicals Archive Online contains over 700 journals comprising more than 3 million articles and 15 million article pages. Periodicals Archive Online continues to add new titles, to give undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and libraries access to a growing collection of key journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Library Hours for Spring Semester 2018

Regular Spring 2018 Semester Hours

January 22 – May 4, 2018         [Jan. 22 – Jan. 28]         [As of Jan. 29]
Monday – Thursday                    7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.       7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday                                           7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.        7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday                                       10 a.m. – 6 p.m.            10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday                                            noon – 8 p.m.               noon – 1 a.m.

Sunday, April 1 (Easter)                 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.