About Greenley Library

The library maintains collections of academic volumes, reference materials, historical materials, and circulating books. Students may use their SUNYCard to also check out books from other SUNY libraries. In addition, students can use the Inter-library loan system to obtain materials from many other college libraries across the region. A new Information Commons, when complete, will integrate the various materials to furnish increased access to the many components of the library resources.

Fall & Spring Semesters  
8 AM - 9 PM
8 AM - 5 PM
9 AM - 5 PM
Summer session, recess and holiday hours will be posted in the library.


Cathy Bernard Library Clerk III, Periodicals x2193
Colleen M. Branch Secretary x2040
Vernita Cook Library Clerk, ILL x2434
Karen Gelles Librarian, Acquisitions x2420
Sarah Indelicato Library Clerk, Tech Svcs x2205
Michael Knauth Dir. of Information Resources/Head Librarian x2040
George LoPresti Librarian, Technical Services x2419
Jim Macinick Librarian, Reference/Information Literacy x2173
Christine McSweeney Library Clerk, Tech Svcs x2401
Azadeh Mirzadeh Librarian, Periodicals x2402
Floyd Morris Library Clerk, Circulation x2183
Laura Wysolmierski Library Clerk, Circulation x2012
Theresa Zahor Librarian, Reference & Instruction, Virtual Library x2472

Departments and Services

Acquisitions - Karen Gelles, 420-2420
Acquisitions orders monographs and other materials for the Library which support the curriculum at Farmingdale State. The Acquisitions librarian works with faculty from the various academic departments to meet the information requirements of individual courses. You can now submit a book order online.

Circulation, George LoPresti, 420-2183

At the Circulation desk, any current student can check out books using their SUNYCard. You can check out up to ten books at a time, for two weeks, with renewals possible. Please return books using the drop-box on the east side (by Knapp Hall) of the building when the library is closed.

Late fines apply to all patrons, and accumulate at the rate of ten cents per day per book. One dollar per day will be charged for any reserve material taken from the library without permission. Official transcripts and transfer of academic credits will be blocked for students owing library fines or lost book charges.
If you have a SUNY Card and proof of current enrollment (such as an expiration date on SUNYcard, a registrar's receipt or print-out of current class schedule) you can check out books at any other SUNY library, including Stony Brook, Suffolk & Nassau Community Colleges, and Old Westbury.

College Archives, Karen Gelles, 420-2420
The Farmingdale State College Archives is located in the library. Visit our website to view photographic exhibits of the college's history or to see a list of the types of materials we have in the archives.

Copy Services, Photocopiers, Microforms, Print cards, Change
Photocopy machines are located on the main and upper floors. Copies cost ten cents per page. Copier machines will accept Print cards, coins, and bills. Microfilm copiers are located on the second floor and take dimes only. A dollar changing machine is located near the circulation desk.

Print cards can be purchased to use in the photocopiers or in network printers in the Reference area. The initial card costs $1.00 (sixty cents for the card and forty cents credit for copies/print outs). You can re-use the card by adding more money to it. The Print card machine is located on the first floor in the computer area.

Information Literacy, Jim Macinick, 420-2173
The Greenley Library offers information literacy instruction tailored to specific courses. The program is designed to help students learn to distinguish among various sources, determine if a source is appropriate for a given assignment and design effective research strategies. By integrating instruction within a class, we can insure that students' immediate academic needs are met while teaching them online research skills that are applicable across disciplines. All classes are held in our Information Literacy Lab, Room 105 in Greenley Hall.

Interlibrary Loan, 420-2434
If Greenley Library does not have the book or article you need, you can ask a Librarian to Interlibrary Loan the material for you. If may take up to three weeks for the Library to obtain the requested material from another library, so be sure to start your research early.

Periodicals, Azadeh Mirzadeh, 420-2437
The Periodicals Department has a large collection of scholarly journals, popular and trade magazines, and newspapers, many of which are on microfilm. Periodicals may not be removed from the library. You can find this department on the second floor.

Reference, Jim Macinick, 420-2184
The Reference desk is located on the main floor of the Library, next to the central staircase. A Librarian is always available to help you with your research. Getting help from a Librarian at the beginning of the research process can save you time, stress, and maybe even money.

Reserves, 420-2183
The Reserve area contains materials such as books and articles that have been set aside by a faculty member or Librarian. Reserves also includes the Library's collection of over 1,000 videos. If you would like to use anything that is on Reserve, or see a list of materials on reserve for a particular class, please go to the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk. You can also search our catalog for reserve materials by title.

Textbook Repository, 420-2183
The Student Textbook Repository is located at the Circulation desk in the library. Greenley Library is happy to provide access to many of the most expensive textbooks required for the current semester.