Libraries

The libraries on the Alfred and Wellsville campuses are strongly committed to serving the information and research needs of students and faculty. The collections on both campuses encompass materials in a variety of formats - electronic, print, and visual media. To access the libraries' holdings, visit the library website at www.alfredstate.edu/library. Materials not available locally may be requested through the interlibrary loan service.

The Walter C. Hinkle Memorial Library on the Alfred campus houses a collection of approximately 55,000 book volumes and 4,000 video titles, and has print subscriptions to 12 newspapers and some 140 journals and magazines. The Wellsville campus library holds about 3,000 volumes, 30 current journal titles, and four daily newspapers. The library contains an extensive collection of automotive manuals in print and microfiche, as well as materials in a variety of audio-visual formats.

Students and faculty on both campuses have access to more than 64,000 electronic journals and magazines available from 48 online databases. A good number of these are provided through SUNYConnect, an initiative to share library collections and services across most of the 64 SUNY campuses.

Also located in Hinkle Library is the Jean B. Lang Western New York Historical Collection, a unique repository of historical and genealogical materials that focuses on Alfred, Allegany County, and western New York State.

Both the Alfred and Wellsville campus libraries provide public access computers and printers. Laptop users in Alfred may take advantage of the wireless connectivity in the library, using their own laptops or those available for loan. Both the Alfred and Wellsville campus libraries are accessible to those with disabilities, and are open to the general public at no charge.

The effective use of information is a challenge facing everyone in this electronic age. To help meet this challenge, Alfred State’s library faculty offer a range of programs, from individualized reference service to classroom instruction on research techniques and sources.