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ACPHS Library Services: For Students

Librarian Assistance

If you need to develop an effective research strategy for a project, find and evaluate information sources, use library databases efficiently, cite your sources accurately, or have another information need, librarians are available to help you. 

To contact a librarian visit our Ask Us page.

Study Rooms

Group study rooms are available in the Library during hours of operation. The following guidelines ensure fair and appropriate use of the study rooms:

  • Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis, and may be used by either groups or individuals. Keys can be checked out at the Service Desk.
  • A valid ACPHS ID is required to check out a room.
  • The check-out period is 3 hours.
  • The key is the sole responsibility of the user to whom it is checked out. The member of the group who checks out the key is also responsible for the group and the condition of the room.
  • If the key is not returned there will be a replacement fee of $30.00
  • Study room users must wear their masks at all times, even when the door is shut.
  • Study room users must maintain a moderate noise level - rooms are not soundproof, and loud talking disturbs other users in adjoining rooms and outside the rooms.
  • When leaving the room remove your trash, sanitize the space with spray cleaners and paper towels provided, turn out the lights, lock & close the door, and then return the key to the Service Desk.
  • Failure to follow these rules may result in the immediate relinquishment of the room.

Library Space

To ensure the health and safety of the College community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Library Services has made evidence-based changes to how our physical spaces are accessed and utilized. We will continue to monitor the situation and will consider revisions to policies when it is deemed safe to do so.

  • Use your Fob for entry during all hours of operations.

  • Albany Campus: Enter through the gym-side entrance and exit through front door.

  • Vermont Campus: Use main library entrance for entry and exit.

  • Check-in at the Service Desk upon your arrival and show your current Share My Health green check mark.

  • If you are planning to study in Albany, make sure to scan the QR Codes on or near your seat to check-in and out of your library seat. 

Failure to comply with protocols may result in loss of library privileges.

Leisure Reading Collection

The library provides a collection of ebooks and audiobooks on Overdrive.  Read or listen to bestsellers and other popular books on your computer, e-reader or on a mobile device when you download the free Libby app.  For more information visit our Getting Started guide. 

Direct Access Program

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic visitor access to other libraries may be restricted. Check with your destination library before arriving or Ask Us.

Albany students, faculty, and staff may borrow from other libraries in New York's Capital District ONLY after all of ACPHS's library resources have been fully utilized.  This includes InterLibrary Loan.  The Direct Access Program (DAP) allows our library users in good standing to borrow materials directly from participating libraries throughout the region.

You must have a DAP card to borrow from participating libraries. Cards are issued at the Library Services Desk Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Some libraries will only lend to certain groups, such as faculty or graduate students. Please be sure to check in advance. You are responsible for abiding by the rules and regulations of each of the libraries from which you borrow.

Click here for more information on DAP, including a list of participating libraries and their lending levels.

Theses

ACPHS students, faculty, and staff may access theses from the Paul Byrnes ’34 Archives during the normal operating hours of the library.  Theses may not leave the library. If you have any questions, please contact the Archivist at 518-694-7891 or archives@acphs.edu