Staff Directory & Services
DEPARTMENTS AND SERVICES
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 Fatoma Rad
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 16 weeks. Faculty and staff may check out up to 25 books at a time for 16 weeks. 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 $10.00 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 replacement price of the book plus a $10.00 processing fee. Replacement price is determined by the library.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Reserve Textbook Use Policies