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What We Have

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.


Student Reading


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.

Our library is organized by the Library of Congress system.


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.


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.

Study Space

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.


Course Reserves are materials set aside for a specific academic course at the request of the course's instructor. Materials on reserve typically have shorter loan periods (e.g., 3 hours) than other library materials to allow access by the students taking the course in question. For more information, contact the Circulation department in the library.

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.

Study Carrels

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 and Special Collections

The mission of SUNY Cortland Archives is to support the College community by collecting, preserving, organizing, and providing research and educational opportunities regarding the materials documenting the history of SUNY Cortland. Special Collections is made up of a series of collections pertaining different subjects, which include rare or historical printed books.

The Archives and Special Collections are housed on the third floor of Memorial Library (see map) and can be found in the library catalog, where requests can be placed to make an appointment for specific items.  If you have questions regarding any materials, please feel free to contact us at  Visits are by appointment only. For more information, including digital collections, please visit the Archives and Special Collections Research Guide.


Library Reference Desk


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.

Computer Labs

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.

Wireless Access

Access to the SUNY Cortland wireless network is available throughout the library on all floors.


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.

Design Lab

Faculty and staff will find assistance on software and other technology. Check out the Lib Guide for more information.

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