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Graduate Students

Posted: Aug 12, 2014

Welcome to the Rensselaer Libraries! The librarians and library staff are here to help you with your research needs. We hope this guide will provide a useful starting point for access to library information and services.

Hours of Service

  • Library hours are posted on a semester basis. Exceptions to the normal schedule are always listed. In order to facilitate research opportunities, Folsom Library is frequently open during university holidays and vacation breaks. Be sure to check the posted hours, or contact the Service Desk (518-276-8310), before coming to the library during these times.

Borrowing Library Materials

Distance Education and Other Remote Users

Individual and Group Study Rooms

Scanning & Photocopy Services

  • The Libraries offer photocopy services for both print and microform materials. Photocopy machines accept coins and bills, but there is no charge for printing microforms and use of public scanners is also free. Researchers may also submit requests via the interlibrary loan system to have library staff retrieve and copy journal articles.

Class Reserves

Dissertation Information

Access to Research Databases and E-journals From Off-campus

Connect NY

  • Connect NY is a combined catalog of cooperating New York State academic libraries that allows Rensselaer users to borrow materials from the other Connect NY libraries if the Libraries do not own the books or if our copies is already checked-out or otherwise unavailable. To request a book from another Connect NY library, you will need your RCS ID and password. Expect delivery within 2-4 business days. Online Guide: Connect NY FAQ

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

Survival Skills

Graduate Student Resources on the Web, from the University of Michigan. "Welcome to the Graduate Student Resource Page! This page was designed as a resource for current and future grad students. If you're thinking about applying to, attending, finishing, (or quitting) grad school, you may find something of interest here."

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