The Librarians at the Scribner Library are here to answer any and all questions, no matter where you are in the research process. Walk-up assistance is available at the Reference Desk, as well as private research consultation appointments.
Faculty may place both print and electronic resources for your class on reserve at the Library. In general, print materials will have one of three loan periods: 3 hours (in library use only), 1 day, or 3 days, while online journal articles and book chapters can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.
The Scribner Library offers two 1 credit courses for students. LI100 is designed as an information literacy course, and will give you a foundation for finding, accessing, and evaluating information resources - skills that apply to every academic discipline and will serve you well after graduation. LI371/372 is an independent study course for seniors working on a thesis or capstone project, and pairs students with the subject specialist in their field.
The Scribner Library has over 350,000 print volumes, 70,000 full text journals, and over 250 databases, all of which have been carefully selected to support the teaching and research needs of the Skidmore community. In addition to the traditional print and audiovisual material, thousands of ebooks and several unique digital collections are available.
There are 25 group study rooms of varying sizes available throughout the Scribner Library, as well as individual study rooms located on the 3rd and 4th floors. Seniors working on theses and capstone projects can request a private, lockable, study carrell be assigned to them by contacting
in the Library's Administrative Office, room 103.
Open access provides barrier-free access to information. Researchers from anywhere in the world can read scholarly output that has been made available in an open-access journal. In other words, OA is information that is free, unrestricted, and online.