Hours of Operation

The mission of the Rensselaer Libraries is to support Rensselaer’s educational and research endeavors. As part of the Division of the Chief Information Officer, the Libraries actively cooperate with other Division units to provide enabling information strategies, resources, services, and technology to the diverse Rensselaer community.

You may contact the Folsom Library Service Desk at (518) 276-8310.

  • Visitors who do not have a campus card must stop at the Service Desk before using the library.
  • If you are unsure about your level of campus access, please get in touch with Campus Access directly.

Our library could not operate without our student workers. Graduate students can apply for a job in the Rensselaer Libraries by completing an online application.

We use an online reservation system for library spaces, including group study rooms and meeting rooms. The Institute Archives and Special Collections Reading Room, located on the third floor of the Folsom Library,  can be reserved for research on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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