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The Health Sciences Library at Upstate offers many resources to alumni, visitors, and the general public. This listing is a streamlined view of resources available to our alumni. If you have any questions related to these services or about using our web resources, please contact the Library Reference Desk at 315-464-7091, or email library@upstate.edu.

New Library Location

Alumni who graduated before 1996 will be very pleased with our current Library which opened in December of 1995. The new Library is graced with a light filled atrium, several lounge seating areas with outstanding views. The Library Addition, a separate four story building created by the Albany architectural firm of Einhorn, Yaffee, and Prescott, is still accessed through the original Weiskotten Hall at 766 Irving Avenue. From the Weiskotten courtyard at the intersection of Irving and Waverly, use the "South" entrance, on the left hand side and follow signs to the Library. Detailed information on parking, driving directions, etc., can be found on the Library location page.


The Library is open seven days a week. Check the Library hours page for current hours and any holiday exceptions.

Use of Library Materials

Alumni, visitors, and the general public are welcome to use books, journals and other resources on the premises. Photocopy machines are available (bring single dollar bills to purchase copy cards). In addition to our current professional books and journals, there is an up to date collection of consumer health books on the first floor of the library. To make a appointment to access our Archives & Special Collections materials, please contact the Library Reference Desk at 315-464-7091.


Health practitioners are eligible to apply for professional courtesy cards at the Library Circulation Desk. These cards allow borrowing from the Library's circulating book collections.


On the first floor of the library, designated computers are available to any Library visitor for health related research, and a reference librarian is on duty to assist you. Printing is available with purchase of copy cards, available at the front desk.