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Welcome to the Library!: Getting Started

New Students


Everything you need to know to start using your Library is here!

How Can I Find out More?

Check out the rest of the Library Website to start accessing the library resources you need for your classes.

If you would like to learn more about our services and resources, feel free to schedule a library orientation to using the button below. 

How to Get Help

In person: Visit the Library Services Desk in Albany or make an appointment with a librarian.

Chat: Chat with an ACPHS librarian. Available whenever the Lewis Library and/or Information Commons are open.

Text: (518) 663-3277. Send texts (SMS) from your phone to get quick answers.


Text: Scan QR code for fast access to text .


Phone: (518) 694-7270




Get Started Using the Library


The Library is operating on reduced hours the first week of classes. Regular hours resume on January 23.

Library hours are posted on the door and they are always available on our Library Website

You will need your FOB to gain entry to the Library during all hours of operation. To report any problems with your fob, please click here.

Library Card

You can begin checking out library materials or a study room at any time.  You are already in our system and your Student ID card also serves as your Library Card.  Please make sure you have it with you when you come to the Library.

Library Study Space

There are lots of different study spaces for you to choose from in the library including 8 group study rooms and 2 individual use study rooms. Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and the check-out period is 3 hours. 

Computing & Printing

We have three PCs in the library for you to use if you don’t have your laptop with you.

A printer is available for student use in the Library.  There is also one in the Student Center.  For more information link here.


Blankets & Beach Chairs

When the weather is still nice we have picnic blankets and beach chairs available for you to borrow and use out on the lawn. Stop by the front desk in the library.