June is GLBT Book Month!

June marks GLBT Book Month, a nationwide celebration of authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

Here are some ways you can celebrate with our Library:

  • Check out library resources on the Gender Studies Research Guide
  • Browse the HQ section of the Library Stacks for non-fiction books on gender & sexuality
  • Read literature, poetry, and fiction by LGBTQ authors. (Do an author search in the Library Catalog to find works by these great writers!)
  • Stream documentaries online in Kanopy’s LGBT Collection. Award-winning films include: “Transgender Tuesdays,” “The Times of Harvey Milk,” “A Jihad For Love” and more.
  • Read a Stonewall-Award-Winner! The following books and ebooks in our collection have won Stonewall Awards.

Stonewall Award Winners:

Summer Classes Begin June 8th. Library Open Longer Hours!

On-campus summer classes begin June 8th.  The Library will be open longer hours from June 8th to July 31st. We’ll also be open on Saturdays! See our hours page for more info.

Summer Sessions II-IV (June 8 – July 31):

Mondays – Thursdays 8:00am – 10:00pm
Fridays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sundays Closed
*Exceptions: Saturday, July 4 Closed

Welcome SUNY Librarians!

Purchase College is hosting the SUNY Librarians Association’s Annual Conference from June 3rd to June 5th.  The Library extends a warm welcome to all attendees! SUNYLA is a chance for librarians from throughout SUNY, New York State, the NYC metro area, and beyond to come together, share knowledge & best practices, and discuss key issues in librarianship.  More information about SUNYLA 2015 can be found here: https://sunyla2015.wordpress.com  (Note: registration is now closed).


Most of the conference sessions will take place in the Library and the Red Room.  Additional events will be held in the Performing Arts Center, Buffer, and Neuberger Museum.  The Library remains open to the public throughout the conference, but please bear in mind that conference activities may make the Library less quiet than usual and may impact public access to some labs and classrooms. Library patrons will continue to have access to our collections, circulation services, silent study areas, and computers in the DMZ and Reference Commons.

The Library will be open from 8:30am – 7:00pm on Wednesday June 3rd and Thursday June 4th and from 8:30am – 4:00pm on Friday June 5th.



Happy Memorial Day! Library Closed Mon. 5/25

The Library will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday May 25th and will reopen Tuesday May 26th at 8:30am (see our hours page).

Please use our Ask Us 24/7 Chat service to answer any questions while we are closed. Ask Us is staffed 24-hours-a-day by professional librarians at our partner libraries across New York State and the U.S.

Need to return library materials? Just place them in the 24-hour bookdrop located in the library foyer, just inside the outer doors.

Happy Memorial Day!

Library Closed Wed. May 20th

The Library will be closed on Wed. May 20th for an all-staff retreat (see our hours page). Reference services including Text Us and email reference will not be available. Please use our Ask Us 24/7 Chat service to answer any questions. Ask Us is staffed 24-hours-a-day by professional librarians at our partner libraries across New York State and the U.S.

Need to return library materials? Just place them in the 24-hour bookdrop located in the library foyer, just inside the outer doors.

Congrats Seniors! Commencement is live-streaming

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Not going to commencement?  You can cheer on your friends and relatives virtually. Commencement will be live-streaming at http://www.purchase.edu/live/.

The Library is closed today to celebrate Commencement and the Class of 2015, but you can still return books in our 24-hour book-drop located in the foyer, just inside the building’s main front doors.

image from Boston University

Library Closed Friday 5/15 – Monday 5/18

The Library’s 24/5 finals period schedule will end at 11pm Tuesday May 12th. We will be open on a limited schedule the rest of the week. The Library will be closed on Friday, May 15th through Monday, May 18th due to Commencement and the campus electrical shutdown.  In addition, we will be closed to the public on May 20th for an all-staff retreat.  Please see our interim and summer session hours below or view them on our hours page.

Enjoy the end of the academic year!!

End of Spring Semester Hours:

Tuesday, May 12 Close at 11pm
Wednesday, May 13 8:00am – 4:45pm
Thursday, May 14 8:00am – 4:45pm
Friday, May 15 (Commencement) Closed
Saturday, May 16 Closed
Sunday, May 17 Closed
Monday, May 18 (Electrical Shutdown) Closed
Tuesday, May 19  8:30am – 4:45pm
Wednesday, May 20 (Staff Retreat) Closed

Summer Session I*  (May 18 – June 7):

Mondays – Tuesdays 8:30am – 4:45pm
Wednesdays 8:30am – 7:00pm
Thursdays 8:30am – 4:45pm
Fridays 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays Closed
*with the following exceptions:
Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) Closed
Wednesday, June 3 8:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday, June 4 8:30am – 7:00pm

Senior Project Questions?

Now is crunch time for all seniors and graduating masters students working on senior projects, capstone papers, and masters thesis. For questions about formatting, submitting, finding, and how to research your senior project, capstone paper, or master thesis, consult the library’s guide for all things related to student projects:


Here you can get help with:

1. Setup: Steps for setting up a student project page in Moodle including designating first and second readers.

2. Research: Tips for starting the research process

3. Find: Steps for accessing student projects from previous years

4. Format: Steps for formatting a student project for submission to the digital repository

5. Submit: Steps for submitting student projects to the digital repository, including what to do if you are having trouble uploading the pdf of your project.

And as always  use the Library Ask Us page (http://purchase.libguides.com/askus)  for any questions (about senior projects or anything else!)

Congrats to all graduating seniors and graduate students!

Own Your Zone during 24/5!

The Library is open 24/5, which means it can get pretty noisy pretty quickly!  That’s why we need your help to keep the Library comfortable for you and your peers during our extended hours. Use Own Your Zone” cards to self-advocate and reduce noise the library.own your zone

Own Your Zone cards serve as a non-confrontational way to ask your peers to respect the study zones. Library staff regularly enforce the noise policies, but we need the help of the entire campus community to keep the Library a calm, clean, peaceful, and respectful environment for everyone, especially during Finals Week.

Cards are located in plastic holders in the Main Stacks, 2nd Floor, near classroom 0014, and at the Circulation and Reference Desks.

Can’t find an Own Your Zone card?  You can also text a librarian at (914)873-1711.  Tell us your location, and a staff member will come to address the noise issue as soon as possible.  After Text Us hours, or in the event of a delayed reply, please tell a staff member at the Reference or Circulation desk.

To review the Library’s study zones rules and locations, please visit purchase.libguides.com/studyzones.

Best of luck with finals!

Free Tea at the Library! Today May 1st, from 1 – 3pm, 2012 Lounge

Join us for tea in the Library’s 2012 Lounge this afternoon from 1pm to 3pm! In honor of spring, we’re serving iced tea! Come relax or refuel with a selection of decaf and caffeinated teas including: Buddhas Delight, Ginger Peach, Marvelous Mango, Citrus Ginger Mint (decaf), and Berry-licious (decaf).

Feel free to stop by throughout the event to try different teas and take a study break during Finals Countdown. You can stick around and play boardgames in the Lounge or grab your tea and get back to studying!



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