About the Libraries

It is the mission of the Alfred State Libraries to provide students, faculty, and staff with access to information in all its forms—print, electronic, and visual. The Libraries demonstrate their commitment to serving the information needs of the college in a user-centered environment with a service-oriented staff, program-based collections, and instruction in the location, use, and evaluation of this information. During the summer of 2009, the main floor of Hinkle Library was renovated with new furniture, flooring, and shelving. Additional computer workstations were added, as well as a new 24 person "smart" classroom.

Facts about the the Walter C. Hinkle Memorial Library (Alfred campus)

  • 60,375 volumes
  • 3,200 video titles
  • 140 current journal titles and 12 newspaper subscriptions (Alfred & Wellsville)
  • Over 96,854 full text periodicals and newspapers provided via online indexes
  • 52 computers available for student use
  • Electronic classroom available
  • Laptop computers available for loan
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Local borrowers cards available at no charge
  • Jean B. Lang Western New York Historical Collection
  • Quiet Study Zones


About the Wellsville Campus Library

The Wellsville campus library reflects the courses taught at the School of Vocational Studies. The library houses an extensive collection of automotive manuals in print and microfiche, and also includes materials on cooking, drafting, welding, autobody repair, housing construction, and other subjects related to the curricula offered at Wellsville.

  • 3,200 volumes
  • 30 current journal titles
  • Five daily newspapers
  • Includes an extensive collection of automotive manuals in print and microfiche, as well as materials on film, videocassette, slide and filmstrip.

Materials in the Wellsville Campus Library are listed in our online catalog with a "Wlsv" before the call number. Alfred campus students may borrow from the Wellsville Campus Library. Simply contact a Hinkle Library staff member (607) 587-4313 with the call number. The item will be sent to the Hinkle Library via campus mail. Wellsville Campus students may borrow from the Hinkle Library. Contact Cindy Flurschutz at the Wellsville Campus Library. Materials from Hinkle Library will be sent to Wellsville via campus mail.

Both the Hinkle Library and the Wellsville branch library are handicapped accessible and are open to the public at no charge.