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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. Group study rooms are designated for group work, not individual study. A minimum of two individuals must be present to check out a key at the Library 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 or lost there will be a replacement fee of $30.00
  • 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, 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.

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

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.


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