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Greenley Library maintains collections of books and ebooks, journals, reference materials and historical resources. Students and faculty can use the Interlibrary loan system (Illiad) to obtain materials from libraries around the country. They may also use their SUNYCard to check out books from other SUNY libraries.

The library houses a new Information Commons that offers PC, Internet and Wi-Fi access. Large screen monitors are available on the 2nd floor for group projects or to enhance the research and study process. The Library provides printed, digital and audiovisual material for assignments, reference, research, and independent study. Our librarians offer individual reference services and conduct Information Literacy instruction classes for specific subject courses, interdisciplinary projects, and for Student Support Services areas in our Information Literacy Lab.

 Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 


7:45 AM - 11 PM


7:45 AM - 5 PM


9 AM - 5 PM  


1 PM - 9 PM

Summer session, recess and holiday hours will be posted in the library.
Danielle Apfelbaum Librarian, Scholarly Communication x6586
Colleen M. Branch Secretary  x2040
Joanne V. Cicerello Library Clerk III, Periodicals x2193
Vernita Cook Library Clerk, Circulation x2434
April Earle Librarian, Cataloging, Reference, Information Literacy x2205
Karen Gelles Library Director x2420 x2040
Sarah Indelicato Library Clerk, Technical Services x2197
Fatoma Rad Librarian, Technical Services, Acquisitions x2254
Jessica McGivney Librarian, Access Services x2419
Megan Marchese Librarian, Reference & Information Literacy x2173
Kathy Machin Librarian, Technical Services, Serials, Electronic Resources x2402
Floyd Morris Library Clerk, Circulation x2183
Francesca Occhiogrosso Library Clerk, Technical Services x2401
Laura Wysolmierski Library Clerk, Circulation, Interlibrary Loan      x2012
Theresa Zahor Librarian, Head of Reference, Information Literacy, Virtual Library      x2472 

Departments and Services

Acquisitions, Fatoma Rad, 420-2254
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 submit book requests to Fatoma Rad at radf@farmingdale.edu

Circulation Desk420-2183
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 has 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.

Photocopy machines are located on the main and upper floors (main floor only at this time). Copies cost ten cents per page. Copier machines will accept coins and bills.  


Printing in the Library is available to currently registered students and active staff/faculty. Please see our Printing Policies for information on the quota and purchase prices.

Poster Printing

Greenley Library manages a Poster Printing Lab where students and staff/faculty can have academic posters printed. See our Poster Printing Policies for prices and submission guidelines.

Information LiteracyTheresa 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.  Request an Information Literacy Class.

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 or create your account using ILLIAD. If may take up to three weeks for the Library to obtain print material from another library, so be sure to start your research early.

Periodicals,  Periodicals Desk, 420-2433, Department Head: Kathryn Machin, 420-2402
The Periodicals Department has an extensive collection of print journals that include scholarly, popular and trade magazines. Most of our print journals are also available online through the library web page. The department has a collection of subject specific online journals that are frequently used by students and faculty. Periodicals also maintains a small collection of historical journals on microfilm. Print journals are for use in the library only. The Periodicals department is located on the second floor of the library.

Reference, Theresa Zahor, 420-2184
The Reference desk is located on the main floor of the Library, to the left as you enter. The Reference Librarians will provide one-on-one consultations to assist you in the research process by focusing your search and directing you to the appropriate resources. 

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. Almost all reserve items are now textbooks, very few articles, etc. 

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.

Turnitin, Library Website, NoodleTools, Theresa Zahor, 420-2472.