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.|
|Joanne V. Cicerello||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, Technical Services||x2197|
|Michael Knauth||Dir. of Information Resources/Head Librarian||x2040|
|George LoPresti||Librarian, Systems/Circulation||x2419|
|Jim Macinick||Librarian, Reference/Information Literacy||x2173|
|Andrea Smith||Library Clerk, Technical Services||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
Loans: Your current Farmingdale College ID card is also your library card and is required for all circulation transactions, except in-house use of reserve items. Books may be borrowed or reserve items signed out by current students, staff or faculty at the circulation desk. See below for the library's reserve textbook policy. Students may check out up to ten books at a time for 14 days. Faculty and staff may check out up to 25 books at a time for 28 days. Books may be renewed unless another user had placed a hold on the item. All student book loans are due no later than the last day of classes for the current semester or summer session.
Late fines: Late fines apply to all patrons, and accumulate at the rate of 10¢ per day per book. Fines for late return of reserve materials, including textbooks, accrue at the rate of $1.00 per hour or part thereof (see below). Holds will be placed on the records of students holding overdue library items at the end of each semester. Holds will also be placed for any student owing $2.00 or more in late fines or lost book charges at the end of the semester. Library holds block access to the OASIS system.
Lost book charges: The charge for a lost book will be the list price of the book plus a $10.00 processing fee. In cases where the list price cannot be ascertained, a flat fee of $50.00 plus the $10.00 processing fee will apply.
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, Theresa Zahor, 420-2472
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.
Reference, Jim Macinick, 420-2184, Theresa Zahor, 420-2472
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 and stress.
Textbook Repository, 420-2183 Reserve Textbook Use Policies
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.