Memorial Library

Memorial Library is your resource for technology and research materials, including books, journal articles, digital newspaper subscriptions, databases, and video. The library is also a comfortable place to study alone or in groups. For more information, including Accessibility at Memorial Library, see the Library Resources guide.

Blaze studies from a textbook while using a tablet, sitting in the Teaching Materials Center

Library Resources

Memorial Library provides access to thousands of books, Ebooks and journals, including those in our  Teaching Materials Center (TMC).  Additionally, thousands of journals are available, both in print and via our databases.  In 2022-2023, 210,410 searches were done in ONESearch, and 19,071 books, laptops and study room keys were checked out.

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Student receives assistance from a librarian at Research Help desk.

Research Help

Librarians provided Research Help 1,525 times in 2022-2023 to members of the SUNY Cortland community, including drop-in help at the Research Help Desk, online chat, email, appointments, texting, and phone calls. Members of the SUNY Cortland community can chat online with a librarian 24/7.

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Students working together at a table near a window in Memorial Library.


Memorial Library offers group study rooms, study carrels, the Teaching Materials Center, the Bookmark Cafe and other spaces.  A map of Memorial Library is available in this page's navigation menu. This map includes the locations for offices of Advisement and Transition and the Access Technology Lab.

More information about spaces

Student receiving instruction from a librarian during the Pizza and Papers event.

Library Instruction

Librarians taught 353 information literacy classes in 2022-2023, reaching 7,074 students. Librarians partner with faculty to teach foundational information literacy skills as well as advanced resources and strategies specific to students' majors.

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Additional Faculty Resources

Student receives help from library staff working in The Help Center.


Access to campus Wi-Fi is available throughout Memorial Library, and The Help Center can help with circulation and technology questions.  There are computer labs,  and WEPA printers available and students can borrow laptops.

More about technology in Memorial Library

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Library Hours

Wednesday, July 17

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Reference Desk:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Student Employment

Students interested in jobs in Memorial Library should visit the On-Campus Jobs System and select ‘Student’.  Our jobs are listed under the departments of The Help Center or Library.