Our library isn’t just books, but also journals, magazines, newspapers, databases, images and video. The library provides equipment for check-out: laptops, cameras, hard drives and more are available to help you in your studies. We also have books for research papers or simply for casual reading. Thousands of journals, magazines and newspapers are available through our databases in myRedDragon. The library is also a comfortable place to study alone or in groups at our study carrels and tables.
You can find information on the books, journals and media owned by Memorial Library through the library catalog. If you need help understanding how it all works, ask us a question.
Search Memorial Library's catalog of more than 400,000 volumes:
Our library is organized by the Library of Congress system. To find a book in our collection, please see our library map.
You can find a wealth of information, from articles to reference books, online in the database listing on the library tab in MyRedDragon. If you need help finding what you need, ask at the Reference and Research desk located in the Learning Commons, or online here.
Want to know what databases we have? See our Database Listing.
There are still many journals and journal articles available offline in print or microform, in our Periodicals Department on the third floor of the North Wing. Please ask at the Periodicals/Media desk located there for assistance.
The library has plenty of space for students to study alone or in groups. Our first two floors are for group study, with the two floors above for those who prefer quiet.
Your teachers and faculty may place copies of the assigned readings and projects on reserve and make them available through the library. These reserved items can be online or in hard copy. If you have questions, please ask at The Help Center.
Teaching Materials Center (TMC)
The Teaching Materials Center is a place rich with the children's books, activities and curriculum materials our P-12 pre-service teachers might encounter in the classroom. These items are aimed at reaching students with a variety of learning styles.
Lining the walls of the quiet fourth floor are individual, lockable study carrels. These small rooms allow for studying individually. They may be reserved through The Help Center by filling out the form that can be found in myRedDragon under the library tab.
Archives are housed on the third floor of Memorial Library. If you have questions regarding Cortland’s buildings, programs, course descriptions for classes you took, or other issues concerning the history of the college, please contact us. Use of the archives is welcomed; please contact us prior to assure availability of a staff member.
You can use laptops throughout the library and connect to our wireless network. Don't have a laptop? We have laptops you can check out for part of the day to use in the library.
You will find fully equipped computer labs on the first and second floors of the library. The Bookmark café lab is never scheduled for classes and is available to students and faculty during all the hours we are open. The PC Lab, MAC Lab, and the IRA are scheduled for classes; the schedules are posted daily. When classes are not scheduled, these labs are available for open use by students, faculty and staff.
Access to the SUNY Cortland wireless network is available throughout the library on all floors.
There are three multimedia studios with specialized software and equipment to help you create your videos, podcasts and multimedia projects. Assistance is also available by asking at The Help Center. The larger room has a presentation Smartboard so you can practice your presentations. You can sign out a key to these studios at The Help Center.
Many college assignments have students incorporating photos and film into class projects. You can find cameras and the supporting equipment available through The Help Center.
Technology Training Center
Faculty and staff will find assistance on software and other technology. Check out the calendar for more information.