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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.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not able to provide research assistance in-person but you can still get help from a librarian by email, web chat, text phone or Zoom.

Visit our Ask Us page to get virtual assistance from a librarian

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.

  • If you are planning to study, a seat reservation is required. Online reservations coming soon!

  • Study rooms will not be available for use at this time. 

  • Furniture and chairs may not be moved as spaces are purposefully arranged to ensure adequate social distancing and minimize risk of spread. 

  • If you are picking up library materials, staff at the Service Desk will help direct you.

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

SGA Leisure Collection

The Albany SGA has provided video games and books for students to enjoy. Students may borrow up to two items at a time for three weeks. Damaged or lost items will be replaced by the person who checked them out.

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