Hoge Building

The Lucy Scribner Library’s on-campus auxiliary shelving unit is housed on the first floor of the Hoge Building. Located a few steps northeast of Harder Hall, Hoge is easily accessed by library staff and open to all Skidmore users for limited hours.

Materials stored in the Hoge Building include:

  • periodicals (journals, magazines, and newspapers) in print and on microfilm and microfiche;
  • all other microfilm and microfiche;
  • select reference titles and books.[Note: “Current periodicals” (from the last year or so) are still shelved on the first floor of the library next to the DVDs.]

Accessing Materials in Hoge

Requesting Articles

If you need an article from a journal, magazine, or newspaper that is shelved in Hoge (in print or on microfilm or microfiche), we will scan the article for you. The requested article will be delivered to you electronically within 48 hours.

Click here to request an article.Please submit a document delivery request with the full citation through your interlibrary loan account.

Requesting Volumes

If you need access to an entire volume or complete reel of microfilm, we will deliver it to the library within 72 hours (usually less). Please contact the Circulation desk via email at circ2@skidmore.edu or phone 518-580-5502 to submit your request. Please make sure to include the publication title and specific volume(s) or issue(s) requested. You will receive a confirmation email when the item(s) are ready for pickup. Click here to search the library catalog.

Browsing Hoge Materials
If you need to browse materials that are shelved in Hoge, please contact Circulation (x5502) to make an appointment.

Class Visits
Faculty, please contact your subject specialist to arrange a class visit to Hoge or to arrange special access to facilitate a class project.

Faculty Access

Faculty may request swipe access to Hoge for a semester for research purposes. Please contact Lori Acee in the Library Office, x5506, to request swipe access to Hoge.

Usage Policies

No food and drink are allowed. 
Except by permission, visitors must be accompanied by Library personnel.


If you have any questions about access to library materials in Hoge please contact Circulation at x5502.