Spring and Summer 2024 Library Hours

Information on available library services is available via our Library Resources guide, including information on Memorial Library’s Testing Center.

Regular Hours starting January 29
Monday – Thursday – Open 7:45 a.m. to midnight
Friday – Open 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – Open 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday – Open 11:00 a.m. to midnight

Extended Hours, Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 10
Monday April 29 – Wednesday May 1 – Open 7:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday May 2 7:45 am – 12:00 am
Friday May 3 -Open 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday May 4 -Open 10 am-10 pm
Sunday May 5 – Open 10 am-2 am
Monday May 6 – Wednesday May 8 Open 7:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday May 9th -7:45am – 12:00 AM
Friday May 10 – Open 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pre-Summer (May 11-14 )
Saturday-Sunday CLOSED
Monday – Tuesday Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summer Session 1 (May 15 – June 20)*
Monday – Thursday – Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday -Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – CLOSED
* Monday, May 27(Memorial Day) CLOSED
* Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth) CLOSED

Inter-Summer Session (June 21 – June 23)
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Summer Session 2 (June 24 – July 29)*
Monday – Thursday – Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday -Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – CLOSED
* Independence Day, July 4-CLOSED
* Friday, July 5- Closed

Post-Summer Session (July 30 – Aug 25)
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

(Hours are subject to change)

Sandwich Seminar: Research Impact and Metrics

Sandwich Seminar: “Research Impact and Metrics”
Old Main Colloquium Room
Wednesday, April 17, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Sandwich Seminar: “Research Impact and Metrics”
Old Main Colloquium Room
Wednesday, April 17, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lauren deLaubell, Brian Jirout, Jennifer Parker, and Hilary Wong, Memorial Library

Faculty seeking continuing appointment, promotion, and awards sometimes wish to demonstrate the impact of their research. Although no one measure is complete or perfect, author impact factors are one way of demonstrating this information. Attendees of this session will learn about free tools for gathering this data, including ORCID, Google Scholar, and the Lens. The presenters will walk attendees through the process of signing up for and beginning to curate their ORCID identifier. Laptops are encouraged. For more information about citation impact, please view the Library’s LibGuide, https://cortland.libguides.com/impact.

National Library Week: The State of America’s Libraries 2023 Report

The State of America’s Libraries 2023 Report

Thank you for joining the SUNY Cortland Memorial Library in celebrating National Library Week!

To finish out the week here is the American Library Association’s “State of America’s Libraries Report 2023”

In 2022, the global COVID-19 pandemic entered its third year; political, economic and digital divides grew; and book challenges and bans surged across the country. ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked a record 1,269 book challenges, the highest number of demands to ban books reported since they began compiling data about censorship in libraries. But despite all these challenges, libraries thrived, pivoting to offer new and updated services to their communities. Adaptation and innovation shined in 2022, proving that there truly is “more to the story” at libraries.


National Library Week: Outreach

National Library Outreach Day April 10, 2024

National Library Outreach Day celebrates library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.

National Library Outreach Day is an opportunity for library advocates to make their support known—through thanking library staff, writing a letter or e-mail to their libraries, or voicing their support to community leaders.

National Library Outreach Day is coordinated by the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

Find the SUNY Cortland Memorial Library reaching out on social media …
Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/SUNYCortlandMemorialLibrary/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sunycortlandmemoriallibrary/
Instagram (Teaching Materials Center) – https://www.instagram.com/memoriallibrarytmc/
Twitter (X) – https://twitter.com/cortlandmemlib/
Library Blog – https://sites.cortland.edu/library/


National Library Week: National Library Workers Day

National Library Workers Day : Libraries work because we do

What is National Library Workers Day?
NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Nominate a stellar library worker!
Nominations may come from library users, students, children, colleagues, faculty, or management. Please visit the Galaxy of Stars to see your nomination. It will be updated weekly.

Galaxy of Stars – New York Read about amazing library workers in NY.


National Library Week: Right to Read Da

Don't let censorship eclipse your freedom to read. Right to Read Day April 8, 2024

National Library Week: Monday, April 8th,2024 – Right to Read Day

Over the last few years, censors have accelerated their attempts to remove or restrict books and programs in schools and public libraries. In 2023, the American Library Association documented efforts to censor 4,240 unique book titles in schools and public libraries, a stratospheric increase from 2022’s previous record of 2,571 unique titles. https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/2023-book-bans/

Organized pressure groups have used their power—and long lists of titles—to wage an aggressive campaign to empty library shelves of all books they deem inappropriate instead of allowing people to decide for themselves what they and their children read. These groups have redirected their aim from schools to public libraries, which saw a 92% increase in the number of titles challenged over the previous year. Nearly half of the titles impacted were by or about LGBTQIA+ individuals and people of color. On #RightToReadDay, Monday, April 8, we’re asking you to take action and raise your voice for the right to read.