About the Library
The Library is made up of two administrative units:
Ø The Neil Hellman Library (main library)
Ø The Standish Curriculum Library (located in the Lally School of Education)
The Library has approximately 220,000 volumes, 560 active print journal subscriptions and 3,000 videos in various formats, including Kanopy Streaming Video.
We provide access to approximately 100 online databases that in turn provide access to over 73,000 serials (journals, magazines, newspapers). In addition we provide access to over 90,000 e-books through five platforms. All of these print and online resources are “discoverable” through our All-Knight search interface.
We have a robust interlibrary loan service that runs through OCLC and an ILLiad user interface. We are a member of several library consortia, including OCLC, Waldo, NYSHEI, and the Capital District Library Council. Related to interlibrary loan, we offer a Scan4U service, where our users can request a scan of any article we have in our print journal collection.
The library engages in instruction on several levels. We offer reference service during all 92 hours per week that we are open, and also offer enhanced one-on-one scheduled assistance with our librarians. Librarians can be reached via our web site, email, phone, chat or text message. We also conduct library instruction for approximately 100 classes each year. Faculty arrange for targeted instruction and our librarians teach in the library classroom or visit the faculty’s classroom. Faculty can request instruction by filling out this online form: http://library.strose.edu/libraryInstruction
The Curriculum Library offers a unique collection of materials that support the College’s teacher training programs. Its collection includes textbooks, children’s literature, kits and manipulatives, and standardized tests. It’s location in the Lally School of Education is ideal and insures that it will be a popular destination.
The College no longer has a functional archives because we do not currently have an archivist. The Archives’ website is available, but it is no longer being updated. You may want to look at the New York Heritage website, which contains online exhibits, oral histories, and unique digital collections. Some materials from the College are available there (such as photographs and student newspapers).